W. Hays Parks, Senior Associate Deputy General Counsel for International Affairs at the Department of Defense, spoke yesterday at the breakfast program for the ABA’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security at the University Club. He spoke about the forthcoming DoD Law of War Manual. At over 1,000 pages, DoD has been working on the Law of War Manual for more than a decade. After a few more levels of review, it should be released in the next few months. You can hear Mr. Parks remarks here. He spoke about the process DoD followed in preparing the Law of War Manual and the history and use of manuals by the armed forces of nations dating back to America’s Civil War.

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