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Video from “Policy By Other Means” event now online

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Policy By Other Means: A Review of DOD’s Law of War Manual

The video from our most recent event, “Policy By Other Means: A Review of DOD’s Law of War Manual,” is now available online. This event, hosted by the National Security Law Journal at the Arlington Campus of the George Mason University, featured a spirited debate on DOD’s recently published department-wide law of war manual. Moderated by Mr. Harvey Rishikof, former Chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security, the distinguished panel included Mr. Matthew McCormack, Associate General Counsel from the Department of Defense, Dr. Nicholas Rostow, a Professor from the National Defense University, and Mr. Tom Bowman, National Public Radio’s Pentagon reporter. All three panelists commented on the novelty of the Law of War Manual and addressed current controversies surrounding the unprecedented publication, including the Manual’s impact on journalists who are embedded with deployed military units.