Obama Administration Releases “Report on the Legal and Policy Frameworks Guiding the United States’ Use of Military Force and Related National Security Operations”

Yesterday, the Obama administration released a 61-page review of the legal and policy frameworks guiding the United States’ use of military force. This review describes the domestic and international legal basis for the use of force overseas. Furthermore, it describes the key legal and policy frameworks the Obama administration established regarding the use of force. […]

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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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