Wednesday, February 25, 2009

BELLY UP TO THE BAR


Today we feature a different type of communication.  Yesterday it was all about code and 00's and 01's.  Today it is about oral communication that can save a soldier's life or the life of a civilian in a war zone.

Army Lawyer: A History of the Judge Advocate General's Corps, 1775-1975 profiles the effect and necessity of the JAG for over 200 years of Army history. Sometimes is is important to see where we've come from in order to understand where we need to go.  It is $18 on Amazon1.

Military Justice in America: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1775-1980. This book examines the creation, struggles, and history of the court in a very accessible fashion. It is $19.50 on Amazon1.

The Law of War Handbook (2005) prepared by the Judge Advocate School in Charlottesvile, VA (Army), while technically for JAG's is also a good book for the layman. It will help you learn how hard the US Armed Forces work to ensure our soldiers, sailors and airmen understand the fundamental principles of respect for the law and life that distinguish our military from most others.  $24 at  Amazon1.

And finally, for someone searching for a new career, this Paralegal Procedures and Practices manual may help you decide whether this is the career for you. Full of history and exercises, the proponents on Amazon say this will prepare you for a career in the field. It is $56 on Amazon1.

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