Military Justice

The Unfairness of the Feres Doctrine

If the Academy Awards can be said to register the cultural pulse of the nation, America clearly retains its uneasy fascination with the politics and psychology of war.

From the Paris Uprising and the U.S. Civil War, to the …

General Misconduct

The Army is charging a general who served five tours in Afghanistan and Iraq with sexual assault, adultery, and inappropriate relationships with female subordinates.

So much for the military’s recently-boosted efforts to curb …

Trying to Make Sense of the Senseless…

What have I learned from the tragic shooting that took the lives of six Sikhs in Oak Creek, Wisconsin on Sunday? It reminded me of who I am.

People wept for the senseless loss of life.  Some were afraid to come out of their homes.  They complained that their leaders had segregated them and that their pleas for justice had fallen …

Navy’s Scarecrow: “If I Only Had a Brain”

Battleland’s pop was in the trucking business. It was always a thrill for him and his younger brothers when Dad rumbled home in a huge Mack tractor that we’d drive around the neighborhood after dinner. We thought of that as we read this story about a Navy doctor who – while entrusted with a deceased service member’s brain en …

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