Tag Archives: Civil Law

RLSO MIDLANT Hosts Retiree Will Workshop

By Lt. j.g. Jacob Fisch and Lt. Amanda Ruiz, Region Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic   Region Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic (RLSO MIDLANT) hosted a will workshop for local area retirees on December 4, 2015.  During this event, RLSO MIDLANT attorneys conducted estate planning intakes for 53 retirees and their spouses.  Two weeks later, RLSO MIDLANT attorneys and staff executed over 50 sets of …

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Naval War College International Law Workshop

Thomas Culora, professor and dean of Center for Naval Warfare Studies at U.S. Naval War College (NWC), provides welcoming remarks to participants of the “Syria: Can International Law Cope?” workshop at NWC, in Newport, Rhode Island.  

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Why US FON Operations in the South China Sea Make Sense

The U.S. Navy’s Freedom of Navigation Program is an important expression of international law. By Cmdr. Jonathan G. Odom The U.S. Freedom of Navigation (FON) Program has recently drawn significant attention in the United States and the international community. During this period of focused attention, some observers have questioned the legality of U.S. FONOPs. This author has previously outlined the legality and legitimacy of …

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Freedom of navigation

By Raul (Pete) Pedrozo, United States Department of Defense Recent statements suggest that the United States will soon conduct freedom of navigation (FON) operations against China’s artificial formations in the South China Sea (SCS). But there is far more handwringing going on than necessary, as demonstrated in a recent East Asia Forum article in which Mark Valencia warns that proposed FON challenges are …

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How China Shot Down Its Own A2/AD Lawfare Strategy

By Cmdr. Jonathan Odom, Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Last month, President Obama made political history by becoming the first U.S. president to visit the Arctic, where he discussed American interests in that region and the need for nations around the world to collectively address the challenges of climate change.  During that same week, another momentous event of a different sort occurred nearby:  …

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Naturalization Ceremony

U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy delivers a speech during a naturalization ceremony at the Chapel of Hope.

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My JAG Corps Story – Kate Somerville

My JAG Corps Story: View Navy JAG Corps videos showcasing the diverse work of enlisted Sailors, officers, and civilians. Meet Kate Somerville, a civilian legal assistance attorney in the Navy JAG Corps community.  JAG Corps civilians work alongside uniformed attorneys and paralegals and perform a wide variety of legal and non-legal roles to ensure the Navy’s legal mission is accomplished.  For more information, check …

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