Recent articles from James W. Weirick
Why Are People Maddened By Manning And Not Cartwright?
Former president Barack Obama recently excused Chelsea Manning and James Cartwright for disclosing U.S. secrets and the reactions have been strikingly different.
A Recent Air Force Sexual Assault Case Displays The Cascading Problems With Military Justice
The sexual-assault trial of Senior Airman Wright revealed a number of nagging problems with the military-justice system.
The Real Cost Of Having Commanders In Charge Of Military Justice
A bad decision by a commander with no expertise in military justice caused a sexual-assault conviction to be overturned.
In Military Service And Business, Integrity Is Key
Integrity means more than admitting a mistake — it means doing the right thing when nobody's watching.
How Service Members Can Handle Their Financial Debt Head On
Many service members amass too much debt at some point in their career. This new book evens the playing field with debt collectors.
Veterans Deserve Accurate And Lawful Guidance On The Use Of Medical Marijuana
Veterans suffering from PTSD and other medical conditions deserve clear advice from the government on the legality of medical marijuana use.
Yet Another General Is Wrong About Troops’ Right To Talk To Congress
Retired Air Force Gen. Roger Brady maintains that it is a crime for airmen to communicate directly with Congress. He’s wrong.
What A Marine Fined $10 In The Shooting Of A Corpsman Says About Military Justice
Despite assurances by senior officers, military commanders are not held accountable for failing to create a culture of justice.
The Technology Company Fighting Terrorism With Millennials
Palantir Technologies is a Silicon Valley company solving the information needs of the U.S. government.
The Terrible Timing Behind The Army’s Bergdahl Announcement On National Medal Of Honor Day
March 25 should forever be reserved for honoring the brave recipients of the Medal of Honor and nothing more.
The Cash, Bribery, And Prostitution Scandal That Continues To Haunt The Navy
The Navy’s claim that it has held senior officers accountable for misconduct in the “Fat Leonard” bribery scandal does not withstand scrutiny.
The Military Doesn’t Always Want Jurisdiction When Prosecuting Service Members
The military’s claim that it needs criminal jurisdiction doesn’t stand up to the reality of all the times it’s avoided it.
David Petraeus And The Glaring Problem With His Plea Deal
David Petraeus knowingly lied to FBI special agents to protect himself, but everyone seems to have forgotten that.
We Need To Figure Out Who’s In Charge Of The War Against ISIS
The appointment of former Marine Gen. John Allen as special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS is contributing to a disjointed military command.