James W. Weirick

James W. Weirick is a retired Marine lieutenant colonel and Judge Advocate. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California and Seton Hall University School of Law.

Recent articles from James W. Weirick

An office building occupied by the technology firm Palantir in McLean, Virginia on October 11, 2014.
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The Technology Company Fighting Terrorism With Millennials
Palantir Technologies is a Silicon Valley company solving the information needs of the U.S. government.
President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Capt. William D. Swenson during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., Oct. 15, 2013.
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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.
U.S. navy officer Michael "Vannak Khem" Misiewicz becomes emotional as he embraces his aunt at Cambodian coastal international sea port, Dec. 3, 2010. Misiewicz passed confidential information on ship routes to Malaysian businessman Leonard Francis' Singapore-based company, Glenn Defense Marine Asia Ltd.
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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.
U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T.  Odierno testifies before the House Armed Services Committee at Capitol Hill Nov. 2, 2011 in Washington, D.C. The Services Chiefs addressed congress about the effects budgetary cuts will have on the military and its capabilities. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade/ Released)
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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.
Then-Gen. David Petraeus, Commander of U.S. and ISAF forces in Afghanistan, with his biographer, Paula Broadwell.
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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.
Former Commander International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan Gen. John R. Allen, U.S. Marine Corps, briefs the press in the Pentagon on March 26, 2012.
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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.