Military, National Security, & Defense
Military and National Security resource page with links to military legal offices, military research guides, military magazines, military news, military specifications and standards, the CIA, Department of Defense, national security, veterans resources, and much more.
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Judge Advocate General Offices
- Uniform Code of Military Justice
- United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
- Manuals for Courts-Martial United States, 1890 to current. Maintained by the Library of Congress.
- Geneva Conventions Materials
- The Geneva Conventions are international treaties that constitute one component of international humanitarian law.
- Center for Law and Military Opperations (CLAMO)
- CLAMO is a resource organization for opperational legal professionals.
- Military Law Review
- The Military Law Review 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.
- Law of War Deskbook (2010)
- A text used to teach international and operational law subjects to military judge advocates by the International and Operational Law Department of The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School (TJAGLCS), Charlottesville, VA.
- Law of War Documentary Supplement (2009)
- A text used by the International and Operational Law Department of The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School (TJAGLCS), Charlottesville, VA.
- Operational Law Handbooks (2007-2009)
- The Operational Law Handbook is a focused collection of diverse legal and practical information, and is designed and written for Judge Advocates practicing operational law. A “how to” guide for Judge Advocates, the handbook provides references and describes tactics and techniques for the practice of operational law.
- Military Commissions Act of 2006
- To amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize trial by military commission for violations of the law of war, and for other purposes.
- Army JAG Corps Historical Monographs
- Historic Manuals for U.S. Courts-Martial
- Historical manuals of U.S. courts-martial - 1890-2008
- Historic Uniform Code of Military Justice
- This is the report of the U.S. War Department Advisory Committee on Military Justice - Dec. 13, 1946.
- Uniform Code of Military Justice-
- The U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Legal Center & School Library in Charlottesville, VA, provides this comprehensive legislative history of one of the principal documents of military law, the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).
- U.S. Army Field Manuals, Training Circulars, Technical Manuals, War Department/Department of the Army Pamphlets
- This page contains the full text of selected U.S. Army Field Manuals (FMs), Training Circulars (TCs), and Technical Manuals (TMs), War Department Pamphlets (WD PAMs) and Department of the Army Pamphlets (DA PAMs), which particularly address some of the current research needs and interests of The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center & School Library, U.S. Army, Charlottesville, Virginia.
- Ethics and Fiscal Documents
- The full text of selected military documents pertinent to ethics and fiscal law matters in general.
- Military Law Historical Monographs, Studies, Texts and Treatises (Library of Congress)
- Military Legal Resources (Library of Congress)
- United States Army
- The official web site of the U.S. Army
- Ethics Handbook for Army Leaders
The handbook of ethics for leaders in the U.S. Army. Provided by the Office of the General Counsel
Ethics & Fiscal Law.
- Army Center of Military History
- Your one-stop resource for U.S. military history.
- Army Technology
- Army-technology.com brings you up-to-date international news and features on the defence industry, covering military projects, trends, products, services and more in the army sector.
- Army Regulations
- The full text of selected Army Regulations (ARs)
- The Army Lawyer
- Originally begun in August 1971 as a Department of the Army Pamphlet series (DA PAM 27-50), the publication has been issued monthly since 1974. It is intended primarily "for the official use of Army lawyers in the performance of their legal responsibilities."
- Army Times
- Your online resource for everything Army
- U.S. Coast Guard
- The official web site of the U.S. Coast Guard
- The Coast Guard Channel
- The Coast Guard Channel is the premier web-based news and entertainment network dedicated to delivering high-quality video programming about the U. S. Coast Guard. If you’re looking for Coast Guard video, you’ll find it here... and much more.
- Maritime Law Enforcement Academy
- The U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Academy was established in November, 2004 at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Charleston, SC to prepare Coast Guard personnel to perform as Maritime Law Enforcement Officers.
Central Intelligence Agency
- Central Intelligence Agency
- The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an independent US Government agency responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior US policymakers.
- Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments
- This publication of the CIA lists the heads of state, parliamentary leaders, cabinet/government ministers and other high officials in many nations of the world. This resource includes as many governments of the world as is considered practical. Some governments included are not officially recognized by the United States.
- CIA World Factbook on Intelligence
- The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.
- CIA Intelligence Literature Suggested Reading List for Intelligence.
- This brief bibliography of intelligence literature provides a wide spectrum of views on intelligence and the Central Intelligence Agency. The readings cover history, technology, opinion, and some of the key personalities associated with intelligence.
- CIA Maps and Publications
- The Central Intelligence Agency's Maps and Publications Released to the Public is a listing of all unclassified maps and publications available to the public for purchase from GPO and/or NTIS.
- Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive (NCIX)
- Counterintelligence is the business of identifying and dealing with foreign intelligence threats to the United States. Its core concern is the intelligence services of foreign states and similar organizations of non-state actors, such as transnational terrorist groups.
Department of Defense
- U.S. Department of Defense
- The official web site for the U.S. Department of Defense
- Defense Finance and Accounting Service
- DFAS's mission is to "provide responsive, professional finance and accounting services for the people who defend America."
- Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) Information
- The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC®) serves the DoD community as the largest central resource for DoD and government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today.
- Department of Defense Issuances
- The official U.S. Department of Defense web site for all DoD issuances. Includes all directives, instructions, publications, administrative instructions, and directive type memoranda
- GULFLINK (Documents on Gulf War Illness)
- GulfLINK was established in August 1995 to provide on-line access to medical, operational, and intelligence documents from the 1990-1991 Gulf War. Its purpose was and is to provide Service members, veterans, and any interested person with information on what happened during that war that might have affected the health of those who served.
- Military Magazines
- Magazines of the Armed Forces
- Military News
- Military Specifications & Standards Index
- The Department of Defense Single Stock Point for Military Specifications, Standards and Related Publications
- Declassified Intelligence Satellite Photographs
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Resources
War Crimes Trials Materials
- Nuremberg Trials
- Twenty-four major political and military leaders of Nazi Germany, indicted for aggressive war, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, were brought to trial before the International Military Tribunal. More than 100 additional defendants, representing many sectors of German society, were tried before the United States Nuremberg Military Tribunals in a series of 12 trials known as “Subsequent Nuremberg Proceedings.”
- Law Reports of Trials of War Criminals
- This 15-volume series summarizes the course of the more important proceedings taken against individuals accused of war crimes during World War II, excluding the major war criminals tried by the Nuremberg and Tokyo International Military Tribunals.
- Report of the Deputy Judge Advocate for War Crimes, European Command
- This report was submitted by Lieutenant Colonel Clio Edwin Straight, Deputy Judge Advocate for War Crimes, European Command, to Colonel James L. Harbaugh, Jr., Judge Advocate, European Command. It covers pre-trial and trial phases of the war crimes program that dealt with so-called conventional war crimes cases, which were conducted by the United States Military Forces in Europe, from June 1944 to July 1948.
- Malmedy Massacre Investigation
- On December 16, 1944, the German Army began the Ardennes offensive known as the Battle of the Bulge. On December 17, 113 American soldiers surrendered to a German armored column under the command of SS Colonel Joachim Piper. After the American prisoners were disarmed, they were assembled in a field near Malmedy, Belgium, and shot. The German soldiers involved in this massacre of the American prisoners were later prosecuted by the U.S. Army for war crimes.
- The Case of General Yamashita: A Memorandum
- In September 1945, Tomoyuki Yamashita, in his capacity as commanding general of the Japanese Fourteenth Army Group in the Philippines, became a prisoner of war of the United States Army Forces and was charged with violations of the law of war.
- Korean War Atrocities
- HEARING before the Subcommittee on Korean War Atrocities of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Government Operations, United States Senate,
Eighty-Third Congress, 1st Session, Pursuant to S. Res. 40
Parts 1, 2, and 3
- Peers Inquiry
- Report of the Department of the Army Review of the Preliminary Investigations into the My Lai Incident
- Investigation of the My Lai Incident
- HEARINGS of the Armed Services Investigating Subcommittee of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives,
Ninety-First Congress, 2nd Session, under Authority of H. Res. 105
- American Prisoners of War in
Southeast Asia, 1970
- Hearings before the Subcommittee on National Security Policy and Scientific Developments of the Committee on Foreign Affairs House of Representatives Ninety-First Congress Second Session APRIL 29, MAY 1, 6, 1970
- Communist Treatment of Prisoners of War
- In asking the Library of Congress to prepare this historical survey of Communist treatment of POW's, the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee was motivated by the belief that such a survey would help us to better understand the difficulties which confront our Government in its current negotiations with Hanoi on the POW issue.
- Nazi War Crimes &
Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group
- The official report of the Nazi War Crimes &
Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group. This group was mandated by the Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act (P.L. 105-246) and the Japanese Imperial Government Disclosure Act (PL 106·567). Published April 2007