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Thank You For Your Service?

By   /  November 17, 2016  /  National Security Law & Policy, News & Events  /  No Comments

By Eugene Mok Recently the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit delivered a concerning blow to veteran and service-member employment rights.  Kevin Ziober, a Lieutenant (LT) in the United States Naval Reserves, claimed that his civilian employee fired him because he was going to be deployed to Afghanistan, in direct conflict with […]

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Cuba Isn’t Worth the Headache. But See Colombia.

By   /  April 29, 2016  /  International Law, News & Events  /  No Comments

When ‘Cuba’ and ‘national security’ are mentioned in the same sentence, they tend to be followed by phrases like ‘refugee wave,’ ‘Marxist revolutionaries’ and ‘missile crisis.’ The steps towards normalization of relations with the old Communist foe have caused reactions as varied as the embargo is old, but the ship has set sail and Americans […]

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Loudspeakers: The Winning Strategy Against North Korea? Part II

By   /  April 28, 2016  /  News & Events  /  No Comments

Beginning of this year, South Korea and North Korea began shouting at each other again. It was just last August when the escalated tension between two divided nations came to a halt. Then on January 6, North Korea conducted an underground nuclear test at Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, causing tension between the two Koreas. The […]

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Donald Trump, Illegal Orders, and the Law of Armed Conflict

By   /  April 18, 2016  /  News & Events  /  No Comments

During the course of the current Republican Primary campaign, Donald Trump has made a number of jarring comments regarding American armed forces and the actions he would take as president. At a rally in Columbus, Ohio, Trump said that he approves not only of waterboarding, but also that he would bring back “a hell of […]

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National Security v. International Law in the Wake of the Paris and Brussels Attacks

By   /  March 29, 2016  /  International Law, News & Events  /  No Comments

By Ayat Mujais After the recent terror attacks on Brussels and Paris, there has been a push from numerous nations, such as the United States and France, to increase the use of force against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (“ISIL”) in order to eradicate the dangers that it poses to national security. […]

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