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Military Law Review


The Military Law Review (ISSN 0026-4040) is the premier U.S. Armed Forces journal of military legal scholarship. It has been published quarterly by The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center & School (JAGS), U.S. Army, Charlottesville, Virginia since 1958. The Review is "designed for use by military attorneys in connection with their official duties," and "provides a forum for those interested in military law to share the products of their experience and research."

 
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Command Criminal Responsibility : A Plea for a Workable Standard

By: Colonel William G. Eckhardt

Military Law Review

Excerpt: A major revision of the law of war is in process. The unusual timing of historical and political events requires Americans to seek a practical articulation of the standard of behavior expected of their combat commanders. The purpose of this article is to constructively participate in that search.

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Military Law Review

By: ilton B. Persons

Military Law Review

Excerpt: The Military Law Review, Bicentennial Issue commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Judge Advocate General?s Corps, U. S. Army, in July 1975. This special edition is designed to make reprints of 17 articles which have significantly influenced the development and administration of military law conveniently available to all practitioners. The articles selected for republication have been chosen from a \vide range of legal periodicals and address the history, gro...

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Asian Organized Crime and Terrorist Activity in Canada, 1999-2002

By: David L. Osborne

Military Law Review

Preface: This study is based on open source research into the scope of Asian organized crime and terrorist activity in Canada during the period 1999 to 2002, and the extent of cooperation and possible overlap between criminal and terrorist activities in that country. The analyst examined those Asian organized crime syndicates that direct their criminal activities at the United States via Canada, namely crime groups trafficking heroin from Southeast Asia, groups engaging ...

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An Annotated Bibliography : How Narcotics Trafficking Organization...

By: John N. Gibbs

Military Law Review

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Transnational Activities of Chinese Crime Organizations

By: Glenn E. Curtis

Military Law Review

Preface: This study investigates the major pockets of activity of Chinese criminal groups from 2000-2003, throughout the world except for mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. The main geographical regions of such activity are Australia, Europe, Japan, Latin America, North America, Russia, South Africa, and Southeast Asia. The report notes the participation of such groups in all major types of crime, including trafficking of human beings and various commodities, ...

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Bibliography on Future Trends in Terrorism

By: Laverle Berry

Military Law Review

Preface: This bibliography provides annotations on future trends in terrorism from open-source literature published between 1996 and mid-1998. The dominant trend discussed in this literature is the increasing likelihood that terrorists will use weapons of mass destruction (WMD), particularly against the United States. Accordingly, many of the 295 monographs and journal articles surveyed in this bibliography discuss the potential threats of nuclear, biological, and chemic...

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Marijuana Availability in the United States and Its Associated Ter...

By: Rex Hudson

Military Law Review

Preface: The objective of this report is to assess the scope of the problem of marijuana within the United States and its associated territories. The report attempts to determine the annual amount of marijuana available in this country, including domestically produced and imported marijuana; the major avenues through which marijuana from foreign sources is smuggled into the United States; how much of the total production actually gets seized by law enforcement authoritie...

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Media Interaction with the Public in Emergency Situations : Four C...

By: Laverle Berry

Military Law Review

Preface: The following report provides an analysis of media coverage of four major emergency situations in the United States and the impact of that coverage on the public. The situations analyzed are the Three Mile Island nuclear accident (1979), the Los Angeles riots (1992), the World Trade Center bombing (1993), and the Oklahoma City bombing (1995). Each study consists of a chronology of events followed by a discussion of the interaction of the media and the public in ...

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A Global Overview of Narcotics-Funded Terrorist and Other Extremis...

By: Rex A. Hudson

Military Law Review

Preface: This global survey, based entirely on open sources, is intended to provide an assessment of the nexus between selected anti-U.S. terrorist and extremist groups in the world and organized crime, specifically drug trafficking, and how this relationship might be vulnerable to countermeasures.

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Nations Hospitable to Organized Crime and Terrorism

By: Laverle Berry

Military Law Review

Preface: This report assesses conditions that contribute to or are potentially hospitable to transnational criminal activity and terrorist activity in selected regions of the world during the period 1999-2002. Although the focus of the report is on transnational activity, domestic criminal activity is recognized as a key foundation for transnational crime, especially as the forces of globalization intensify.

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Organized Crime and Terrorist Activity in Mexico, 1999-2002

By: Glenn E. Curtis

Military Law Review

Preface: This study is based on open source research into the scope of organized crime and terrorist activity in the Republic of Mexico during the period 1999 to 2002, and the extent of cooperation and possible overlap between criminal and terrorist activity in that country. The analyst examined those organized crime syndicates that direct their criminal activities at the United States, namely Mexican narcotics trafficking and human smuggling networks, as well as a range...

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Involvement of Russian Organized Crime Syndicates

By: Glenn E. Curtis

Military Law Review

Preface: This report describes the current status of narcotics trafficking in four countries of Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan), in the three former Soviet republics of the south Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia), and in Chechnya. The purpose of the report is to reveal the role of Russian organized crime and Central Asian terrorist organizations in narcotics trafficking in those areas. To achieve this goal, the report describes...

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The Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism: Who Becomes a Terrorist...

By: Rex A. Hudson

Military Law Review

Excerpt: Dear Reader: This product was prepared by the staff of the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under an Interagency Agreement with the sponsoring United States Government agency. The Federal Research Division is the Library of Congress's primary fee-for-service research unit and has served United States Government agencies since 1948. At the request of Executive and Judicial branch agencies, and on a cost-recovery basis, the Division prepares cu...

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Terrorist and Organized Crime Groups in the Tri-Border Area (Tba) ...

By: Rex Hudson

Military Law Review

Preface: This report assesses the activities of organized crime groups, terrorist groups, and narcotics traffickers in general in the Tri-Border Area (TBA) of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, focusing mainly on the period since 1999. Some of the related topics discussed, such as governmental and police corruption and anti-money-laundering laws, may also apply in part to the three TBA countries in general in addition to the TBA. This is unavoidable because the TBA cannot ...

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The Nexus Among Terrorists, Narcotics Traffickers, Weapons Prolife...

By: Glenn E. Curtis

Military Law Review

Preface: This report describes linkages among narcotics-trafficking, weapons-trafficking, and terrorist activities of groups active in or directly connected with countries in Western Europe. Anecdotal evidence provides examples of transactions among various types of criminal organizations, terrorist organizations, and suppliers of narcotics and arms. Based on that evidence, the report evaluates current trends in such transactions and analyzes the implications and structu...

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