An interesting, but not totally military justice related, article in the Public Contract Law Journal this month, Richard, MAJ Theodore, Reconsidering the Letter of Marque: Utilizing Private Security Providers Against Piracy, 39 Publ. Contract L. J. 441 (Spring 2010). The article analyzes the potential use of Letters of Marque in combating the current spate of piracy emanating from Somali. Interestingly the article in discussing accountability for contractors issued letters of marque does not reference special maritime jurisdiction or other extraterritorial statutes (e.g. MEJA) that might be applicable in this context if letters of marque are issued and tied to contingency operations in support of Congress’ Authorization for the Use of Military Force in 2001.