After a nearly two-year long process, the Department of Defense has drafted a legislative proposal to reform the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). At the end of December, the DoD forwarded its proposals to Congress in the form of the Military Justice Act of 2016. The DoD provided a summary of its major proposals. Here, I highlight some of the major changes proposed and the impact those changes could have on the military justice system.
Clara Spera is a 3L at Harvard Law School. She previously worked as a national security research intern at the Brookings Institution. She graduated with an M.Phil from the University of Cambridge in 2014, and with a B.A. from the University of Chicago in 2012.
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As the United States reigns in its surveillance practices, France is expanding its own.
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday morning, leaving thousands dead, from Kathmandu all the way to the slopes of Mount Everest. AP reports that the death toll has soared past 3,300 and is only expected to rise in the coming days.
The United States is sending aid to Nepal.
The Islamic State released a video on Sunday in which militants from the extremist group are seen killing a group of Ethiopian Christians. The video originated in Libya, and the group of Ethiopian Christians were likely trying to reach Europe. Reuters has the details.
The video was released just one day after IS claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Jalalabad, Afghanistan that killed at least 35 people.
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Yesterday, President Obama announced a preliminary agreement with Iran that would significantly scale back Iran’s nuclear capabilities. The details of the interim agreement, nicely summarized over at the Washington Post, still need to be finalized and translated into writing and signed by all the relevant parties by June 30, 2015.