NSAC POSTS

 

 

Should Facebook be allowed to artificially manipulate our emotions?

 

 

Facebook is the second-most visited website in the world, behind only Google, with more than 800 million distinct visitors every day. Social networking has become an ubiquitous part of our day to day lives, a combination of our own time capsule and a window into our friends’ lives. For better or worse, few websites have […]

 

 

Where is the Justice? The Sexual Assault Crisis Plaguing the Military and a Lack of Meaningful Justice

 

 

by Marc E. Rosenthal* Abstract             Sexual assault is a major problem in every branch of the American Armed Forces. The current military justice system is flawed in such a way as to deny victims of sexual assault in the military meaningful and competent justice. Victims of sexual assault in the military do not receive […]

 

 

Two NSAC Executive Board Members Receive Prestigious Award

 

 

Two of NSAC’s executive board members have received a prestigious national honor in being selected to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges. Corey Gray, the 2013-2014 NSAC Editor in Chief, and Paige Reese, the 2013-2014 Chief Articles Editor, were honored at a ceremony on April 1st for their academic achievement, service to the university, […]

 

 

The Perils of Congressional Interference in Military Sexual Assault Cases

 

 

By Claire Rumler – Sexual assault has been a longstanding issue in the various branches of the United States military forces. In early March, Army Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair avoided brig time after pleading guilty to adultery and mistreatment of one of his accusers. Per the plea agreement, the sexual assault and sodomy charges against […]

CURRENT ISSUE: Summer 2013

 

 

Sun Tzu’s Battle for Your Footnotes: The Emergent Role of Libraries in Judicial Warefare

 

 

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.
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Non-State Armed Groups and Technology: The Humanitarian Tragedy at Our Doorstep?

 

 

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

 

 

The Eyes of the World: Charges, Challenges, and Guantánamo Military Commissions After Hamdan II

 

 

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