Military Justice

Author: Lawrence J. Morris
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0275993663
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The goal of this book is to provide an overview of the theory and practice of military justice, so that the interested reader-- especially the nonlawyer, but also the practitioner new to military justice-- receives a thorough and balanced overview of the military justice system. The book provides a comprehensive treatment of the current military justice system, enriched by enough history to make current practices understandable and future changes foreseeable. It addresses the system from the standpoint of society, which invests in the military; the command, through which good order and discipline are administered; and those who participate in the trial process.

Military Space Power

Author: Wilson Wong
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313356807
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This handbook examines the militarization of space, providing a fair and balanced discussion of the emerging issues concerning space security and defense. * Excerpts from key documents * A chronology * Select glossary of terms * Illustrations * Sidebars with additional detail

Military Justice

Author: Eugene R. Fidell
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199303495
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"You can't handle the truth." These iconic words, bellowed by Jack Nicholson as Colonel Jessup in the 1992 movie A Few Good Men, became an emblem of the conflict between honor and truth that the collective imagination often considers the quintessence of military justice. The military is the rare part of contemporary society that enjoys the privilege of policing its own members' behavior, with special courts and a separate body of rules. Whether one is for or against this system, military trials are fascinating and little understood. This book opens a window on the military judicial system, offering an accessible and balanced assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of military legal regimes around the world. It illuminates US military justice through a comparison with civilian and foreign models for the administration of justice, with a particular emphasis on the UK and Canadian military justice systems. Drawing on his experience as a serving officer, private practitioner, and law professor, Eugene R. Fidell presents a hard-hitting tour of the field, exploring military justice trends across different countries and compliance (or lack thereof) with contemporary human rights standards. He digs into critical issues such as the response to sexual assault in the armed forces, the challenges of protecting judicial independence, and the effect of social media and modern technology on age-old traditions of military discipline. A rich series of case studies, ranging from examples of misconduct, such as the devastating Abu Ghraib photos, to political tangles, such as the Guantanamo military commissions, throw light on the high profile and occasionally obscure circumstances that emerge from today's military operations around the world. As Fidell's account shows, by understanding the mechanism of military justice we can better comprehend the political values of a country. "

Private Armed Forces And Global Security

Author: Carlos Ortiz
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313355924
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Through an array of theoretical approaches and empirical material, this comprehensive and accessible volume surveys private armed forces and directly challenges conventional stereotypes of security contractors. * Extracts of key legal documents related to mercenary activity and the regulation of the export of defense articles and services help illuminate the laws under which private military forces operate * A bibliography highlights significant material focusing on the study of the privatization of security and private military companies and cites key authors and sources of important empirical evidence

War Crimes Genocide And The Law

Author: Arnold Krammer
Editor: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 9780313359378
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This timely handbook offers an examination of man's history of war crimes and the parallel development of rules of war to prevent them in the future.

Emerging Military Technologies

Author: Wilson W. S. Wong
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313396132
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This book examines emerging defense technologies such as directed energy weapons, nanotech devices, and bioscience applications that have the potential to dominate international relations in the future, just as nuclear weapons and space infrastructure-assisted conventional weapons do now.

Environmental Security

Author: Elizabeth L. Chalecki
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313391513
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This timely volume presents the key concepts, issues, and debates surrounding environmental security, illustrating through a range of examples and cases how global environmental matters and international security are closely linked. * Wide-ranging cases and examples, from climate change to energy to water * Primary source documents * A chronology * A glossary * A bibliography

Enemy Combatants Terrorism And Armed Conflict Law

Author: David K. Linnan
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0275998142
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*How do you strike the balance in opposing national security to individual liberties and the rule of law, both internationally and domestically? *Beyond an individual liberties perspective, what does this entail in institutional or structural terms? *How does this tie into long-running changes in international law aspects, including legitimacy and the use of armed force? With a renewed emphasis on national and homeland security, the United States is once again seeking to balance the needs of the state with both the rights of its citizens as well as those of other nations. This book represents an interdisciplinary approach to the legal dilemmas borne out by the war on terror-against the specific background of Afghanistan, Iraq, and this new kind of conflict. It is a strong contribution to a broader debate visible since 9/11, which will remain in the public eye for the foreseeable future. It addresses the overlap between religion, ethics, armed conflict, and law, within the context of the current conflict. While many issues in areas such as intelligence, reconciliation of civil liberties, dealing with terrorist threats, and the permissible bounds of interrogation, treatment of prisoners and laws governing armed conflict have long standing precedents under domestic and international law, this war has challenged even long standing legal interpretations. The contributors to this volume explore those precedents and contemporary challenges to them.

Geopolitics A Guide To The Issues

Author: Bert Chapman
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313385807
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This concise introduction to the growth and evolution of geopolitics as a discipline includes biographical information on its leading historical and contemporary practitioners and detailed analysis of its literature. • Biographies of major current geopolitical scholars and descriptions and listings of their works • Maps of geopolitical crisis areas, such as Afghanistan/Pakistan, the South China Sea, and the Straits of Malacca • Quotations from various government and military primary source documents • A glossary of geopolitical terms • A bibliography of international scholarly resources, including government and military documents

Arms Control Policy

Author: Marie Isabelle Chevrier
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0275994570
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In this work, an expert on biological weapons offers a thoughtful examination of the political and technical issues that have affected the implementation of arms control agreements from the 1960s to the present. * Primary documents and biographical sketches of key figures support the text * Offers a chronology of arms control agreements from the 1960s to the present * Maps show placement of land mines in Bosnia and elsewhere * Photographs depict the effects of different weapons * Includes a glossary of technical arms control terms and acronyms * Provides a bibliography including significant materials from history, political science, and public policy