Military Legitimacy

RAND – Deterring Space War An Exploratory Analysis Incorporating Prospect Theory into a Game Theoretic Model of Space Warfare – 21 December 2017

This dissertation uses a game theoretic model of space war to examine how sentiments in multiple dimensions impact state decisions regarding whether to expand a ground war into the space domain.

This Day In History – Operation Just Cause – 20 December 1989

Govern, Officer Professional Development – Operation Just Cause (Enhanced Graphics) – PDF OPD – justcauseliberygraphics-enhanced v3 And See Yates, The U.S. Military Intervention in Panama And See Govern, Sorting the Wolves From The Sheep  

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New York Times – A Tillerson Slip Offers a Peek Into Secret Planning on North Korea -17 December 2017 This is a breathtaking public acknowledgement by a senior US Government official, notwithstanding OCT 2017 reportage that: North Korean hackers were reportedly able to obtain a copy of the U.S. military’s OPLAN 5015. This is a detailed outline for what has been described as a “decapitation strike,” that would,…

CERL – North Korea: Bargaining in the Shadow of Armed Conflict – 11 October 2017!event_id/55177/view/event October 11, 2017 North Korea: Bargaining in the Shadow of Armed Conflict Time: 1:00pm – 6:30pm Location: Perry World House Event Website Please RSVP below.!event_id/55177/view/event This program has been approved for 4.5 CLE ethics credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as…

Presidential Executive Order on Restoring State, Tribal, and Local Law Enforcement’s Access to Life-Saving Equipment and Resources – 28 August 2017 And see: And see: See also: Govern, Kevin H., Defense Support of Civil Authorities: An Examination of Trends Impacting Upon Police Militarization (2016). Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice, Vol. 23, Issue 1, pp. 89-134, Fall 2016. Available at SSRN:

Office of the Texas Governor – Governor Abbott Activates Entire Texas National Guard In Response To Hurricane Harvey Devastation – 28 August 2017 See also: Govern, Kevin H., Chapter 23: Defense Support of Civil Authorities Responding to Natural and Man-Made Disasters (December 03, 2015). U.S. Military Operations Law, Policy, and Practice (Oxford 2015). Available at SSRN:

War on the Rocks – ARE CYBER WEAPONS TOO DANGEROUS TO USE? – 22 August 2017 The upshot is that it is possible for states to go on the offensive in cyberspace without undermining cybersecurity. Unlike ice-nine, the tools the United States creates to fight in this realm do not appear, at least so far, to be uncontrollable. There may be good reasons to eschew…