United States to Allow Families to Pay Hostage Ransoms

The Obama Administration is expected to announce on Wednesday that families of hostages can now pay ransoms without fearing federal prosecution under 18 U.S.C. § 2339B. Section 2339B provides that “whoever knowingly provides material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization, or attempts or conspires to do so, shall be fined under this title […]

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New DoD Law of War Manual

The U.S. Department of Defense, Office of General Counsel just released the first Department-wide Law of War Manual. The DoD General Counsel, Stephen Preston, states that the manual “is of fundamental importance to the Armed Forces of the United States.” The law of war has been and will continue to be a cornerstone of the […]

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