Congratulations to the Executive Board for the 2014-15 academic year. We are excited to announce that the following students will lead the University of Miami National Security & Armed Conflict Law Review: Editor-in-Chief, Michael Kranzler Executive Managing Editor, Jessica Sblendorio Symposium Editor, Laura Scala Senior Online Editor, Nicholas Esser We know the review is […]
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Trouble at Sea: Budget Cuts, Changing Smuggling Trends Create New Problems for Old South Florida Headache
BY CHRIS PAWLIK - It’s no secret that South Florida has long been one of the largest entry points for the supply of cocaine sold in the United States. Much to the chagrin of state and federal law enforcement, cocaine smugglers have utilized the vastness of the ocean to elude detection in a difficult game of […]
CURRENT ISSUE: Summer 2013
BY MARK MCCARY - This paper posits that libraries—specifically science and technology libraries—have emerged on the international scene as a critical source of soft power—non-military power. Public and private entities can leverage a library’s digital resources to accelerate the development of critical technologies through horizon scanning, targeting, early warning, alert services, digital exploitation, and cross-domain delivery. Library resources play a key role in strengthening the research capabilities of public and private entities. However, current library trends threaten cutting-edge proprietary research intended for only very private audiences.
BY COLONEL DAVE WALLACE & MAJOR SHANE REEVES — Technological advances are altering the contemporary asymmetric conflicts between non-state armed groups and state actors. This article discusses the humanitarian consequences of these changing conflicts by first illustrating the dangers posed by non-state armed groups gaining access to advanced technologies. A subsequent examination of the increasing ability of non-state armed groups to use new technologies, such as cyber operations, to mitigate state actor advantages and the resultant risks to civilian populations follows. Read More
BY CHRISTINA M. FROHOCK — Guantánamo military commissions are under a spotlight, scrutinized by the judiciary and the public. Just the word “Guantánamo” can trigger impassioned reactions from both advocates and detractors. This Article takes a measured view, examining a recent opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Hamdan v. United States (“Hamdan II”), that speaks to the legitimacy of military commissions convened in Guantánamo to try the September 11th defendants and others. Read More