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Presidential Policy Guidance

"Areas of Active Hostilities" and Authority to Authorize Attacks Without White House Involvement

A recent U.S. News article on “‘Areas of Active Hostilities’: Trump’s Troubling Increases to Obama’s Wars"  correctly identifies what could be a very important policy problem, but confuses the issue by focusing on the legal dimension.

Military Justice

Should the U.S. Military Receive the Benefit of the Doubt When Investigating Itself for Alleged War Crimes?

The bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan has amplified a long-simmering discussion regarding the ability of the American military to objectively conduct internal investigations into war crimes and, where necessary, to hold individuals accountable.

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