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GEOFFREY S. CORN

ARTICLES
Autonomous Weapon Systems: Managing the Inevitability of 'Taking the Man out of the Loop', (forthcoming, 2015)

Contemplating the True Nature of the ‘Responsibility’ in Responsible Command, Review of the International Committee of the Red Cross, (forthcoming, Spring 2015).

The Admissibility of Confessions Compelled by Foreign Coercion: A Compelling Question of Values in an Era of Increasing International Criminal Cooperation, Pepperdine Law Review (with Kevin Cieply). (forthcoming)

War, Law, and The Oft Overlooked Value of Process as a Precautionary Measure, Pepperdine Law Review (forthcoming)

Exploring U.S. Treaty Practice through a Military Lens, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy (with Dru Brenner-Beck). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2399917 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2399917 (forthcoming)

Military Justice Sentencing Thoery and Practice, Federal Sentencing Reporter (forthcoming)

Ensuring Experience Remains the Life of the Law: Incorporating Military Realities into the Process of War Crimes Accountability, [2014] 1 Global Community Y.B. Int’l L. & Jurisprudence (forthcoming).

The Military Response to Criminal Violent Extremist Groups: Aligning Use of Force Presumptions with Threat Reality, 47 Isr. L. Rev. 253 (2014) (with Tanweer Kaleemullah).

Drone Warfare: How ‘Precision Engagement’ Enhances the Legal Dialogue, Geo. J. Int'l Aff., Apr. 14, 2014. http://journal.georgetown.edu/2014/04/14/drone-warfare-how-precision-engagement-enhances-the-legal-dialogue-by-geoffrey-s-corn/

Geography Of Armed Conflict: Why It Is A Mistake To Fish For The Red Herring, 89 Int’l L. Stud. 77 (2013).

Strange Bedfellows: How Expanding The Public Safety Exception To Miranda Benefits Counterterrorism Suspects, 41 Fordham Urb. L.J. 1 (2013). (with Chris Jenks)

Even If It Ain't Broke, Why Not Fix It? Three Proposed Improvements To The Uniform Code Of Military Justice, 6 J. Nat'l Security L. & Pol'y 447 (2013).(with Victor M. Hansen)

Miranda, Secret Questioning, And The Right To Counsel, 66 Ark. L. Rev. 931 (2013).

Belligerent Targeting And The Invalidity Of A Least Harmful Means Rule, 89 Int'l L. Stud. 536 (2013). (with Laurie R. Blank, Chris Jenks, Eric Talbot Jensen)

Losing the Forest for the Trees: Syria, Law and the Pragmatics of Conflict Recognition, 46 Van. J. Transnat’l L. 693 (2013). (with Laurie R. Blank)

Unprivileged Belligerents, Preventive Detention, And Fundamental Fairness: Rethinking The Review Tribunal Representation Model, 11 Santa Clara J. Int’l L. 99 (2012).

Siren Song: The Implications of the Goldstone Report on International Criminal Law 3, available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1788542 (with Chris Jenks)

Self-Defense Targeting: Conflict Classification or Willful Blindness? (Oct. 22, 2011) (working paper), available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1947838.

Arizona v. Gant: The Good, The Bad, And The Meaning Of “Reasonable Belief”, 45 Conn. L. Rev. 177 (2012).

Self-Defense Targeting: Blurring the Line Between the Jus ad Bellum and the Jus in Bello, 88 Int’l L. Studies (Blue Book) Series 57 (2012).

Targeting, Command Judgment, and a Proposed Quantum of Information Component: A Fourth Amendment Lesson in Contextual Reasonableness, 77 Brook. L. Rev. 437 (2012).

The Law Of Operational Targeting: Viewing The LOAC Through An Operational Lens, 47 Tex. Int’l L.J. 337 (2012). (with Lieutenant Colonel Gary P. Corn)

The Missing Miranda Warning: Why What You Don't Know Really Can Hurt You, 2011 Utah L. Rev. 761.

Two Sides Of The Combatant Coin: Untangling Direct Participation In Hostilities From Belligerent Status In Non-International Armed Conflicts, 33 U. Pa. J. Int'l L. 313 (2011). (with Chris Jenks)

Thinking The Unthinkable: Has The Time Come To Offer Combatant Immunity To Non-State Actors? 22 Stan. L. & Pol'y Rev. 253 (2011).

America's Longest Held Prisoner Of War: Lessons Learned From The Capture, Prosecution, And Extradition Of General Manuel Noriega, 71 La. L. Rev. 1111 (2011). (with Sharon G. Finegan)

The Problem With Law Avoidance, 32 ABA Nat’l Security L. Rept., Wint. 2010 at 4.

Mixing Apples and Hand Grenades: The Logical Limit of Applying Human Rights Norms to Armed Conflict, 1 J. Int’l Humanitarian Legal Stud. 52 (2010).

Understanding the Limitations on Invoking the Courts-Martial Option for Trying Captured Terrorists, 17 Willamette J. Int'l L. & Disp. Resol. 1 (2009-2011).

Triggering Congressional War Powers Notification: A Proposal to Reconcile Constitutional Practice with Operational Reality, 14 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 687 (2010).

International Legality, the Use of Military Force, and Burdens of Persuasion: Self-Defense, the Initiation of Hostilities, and the Impact of the Choice Between Two Evils on the Perception of International Legitimacy, 30 Pace L. Rev. 484 (2010). (with Colonel Dennis Gyllensporre, Swedish Army)

The Obama Administration’s First Year And IHL: A Pragmatist Reclaims The High Ground, 12 Y.B. Int’l Humanitarian L. 263 (2009). (with Eric T. Jensen)

Imputed Liability for Supervising Prosecutors: Applying the Military Doctrine of Command Responsibility to Reduce Prosecutorial Misconduct, 14 Berkeley J. Crim. L. 395 (2009). (with Adam Gershowitz)

Making the Case for Conflict Bifurcation in Afghanistan: Transnational Armed Conflict, Al Qaida, and the Limits of the Associated Militia Concept, 85 Int'l Law Stud. 181 (2009). Reprinted in Israeli Yearbook of Human Rights.

Transnational Armed Conflict: A “Principled” Approach to the Regulation of Counter-Terror Combat Operations, 42 Israel L. Rev. 45 (2009). (with Eric T. Jensen)

Back to the Future: De Facto Hostilities, Transnational Terrorism, and the Purpose of the Law of Armed Conflict, 30 U. Pa. J. Int’l L. 1345 (2009).

The National Security Constitution: The Separation of Powers and the War on Terror, 23 St. John’s J. Legal Comment. 973 (2009).

The Commission Prosecutor: Navigating Unchartered Ethical Waters in a Sea of International Uncertainty, 50 S. Tex. L. Rev. 803 (2009).

The Role of the Courts in the War on Terror: The Intersection of Hyperbole, Military Necessity, and Judicial Review, 43 New. Eng. L. Rev. 17 (2008).

Untying the Gordian knot: a Proposal for Determining Applicability of the Laws of War to the War on Terror, 81 Temple L. Rev. 787 (2008).

Viewing Hamdan Through a Military Lens, 33 Okla. City U. L. Rev. 101 (2008).

10 Questions on National Security Law, 34 William Mitchell L. Rev. 5007 (2008). (with Norman Abrams, et al).

Unarmed But How Dangerous? Civilian Augmentees, The Law Of Armed Conflict, And The Search For A More Effective Test For Permissible Civilian Battle-Field Functions, 2 J. Nat’l Security L & Pol’y 257 (2008).

Bringing Discipline to the Civilianization of the Battlefield: A Proposal for a More Legitimate Approach to Resurrecting Military-Criminal Jurisdiction over Civilian Augmentees, 62 Miami L. Rev. 491 (2008).

Questioning the Jurisdictional Moorings of the Military Commission Act, 43 Texas Int’l L.J. 29 (2007). Reprinted in Military Law and Justice (Asifa Begim, ed.) (India: ICAFI University Press, 2010).

Understanding the Distinct Function of the Combatant Status Review Tribunals: a Response to Blocher, 116 Yale L.J. (Pocket Part) 327 (2007). (with Eric Talbot Jenson & Sean Watts) (http://yalelawjournal.org/2007/04/11/corn_jensen_watts.html) Last visited Nov. 27, 2007.

The Political Balance of Power Over the Military: Rethinking the Relationship between the Armed Forces, the President, and Congress, 44 Houston L. Rev. 553 (2007). (with Eric Talbot Jensen)

Hamdan, Lebanon, and the Regulation of Hostilities: the Need to Recognize a Hybrid Category of Armed Conflict, 40 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 295 (2007).

Enemy Combatants and Access to Habeas Corpus: Questioning the Validity of the Prisoner of War Analogy, 5 Santa Clara J. Int’l L. 236 (2007).

Hamdan, Fundamental Fairness, and the Significance of Additional Protocol II, Army Law., August 2006, at 1.

Developing Warrior Lawyers: Why it’s Time to Create a Joint Service Law of War Academy, 86 Mil. Rev., May-June 2006, at 97.

Taking the Bitter with the Sweet: the Law of War Based Analysis of the Military Commission, 35 Stetson L. Rev. 811 (2006).

Filling the Void: Providing a Framework for the Legal Regulation of the Military Component of the War on Terror Through Application of Basic Principles of the Law of Armed Conflict, 12 ILSA J. Int’l & Comp. L. 481 (2006).

Lessons from the Law of War: a New Perspective on the “Legal Warriors” Code of Professionalism, 47 S. Tex. L. Rev. 781 (2006).

Bringing International Agreements out of the Shadows: Confronting the Challenges of a Changing Force, Army Law., July 2005, at 41. (with Colonel James A. Schoettler, Jr.)

“Snipers in the Minaret - What Is the Rule?” the Law of War and the Protection of Cultural Property: a Complex Equation, Army Law., July 2005, at 28.

“Improving the Fighting Position”: a Practitioner’s Guide to Operational Law Support to the Interrogation Process, Army Law., July 2005, at 12. (with Colonel Paul Kantwill & Captain Jon D. Holdaway)

“War!” The President, the Congress, and the Constitution, 4 Inst. Int’l L. Peace & Armed Conflict _____ (2002). Reprinted in 4 Humanitares Volkerrecht 224 (2002).

New Options for Prosecuting War Criminals in Internal Armed Conflicts, Parameters, Spring 2002, at 30. (with Major Jan E. Aldykiewicz) reprinted in Spanish as Nuevas Opciones para la Prosecucion de Criminales de Guerra en los Conflictos Armados Internos, Mil. Rev., Mar.-Apr. 2003, at 72.

Clinton, Kosovo, and the Final Destruction of the War Powers Resolution, 42 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1149 (2000-2001).

Authority to Court-martial Non-U.S. Military Personnel for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed During Internal Armed Conflicts, 167 Mil. L. Rev. 74 (2001). (with Major Jan. E. Aldykiewicz)

Case Note, Review of Recent Decisions of the Ad Hoc International War Crimes Tribunals, 166 Mil. L. Rev. 142 (2000).

Campell v. Clinton: the “Implied Consent” Theory of Presidential War Power Is Again Validated, 161 Mil. L. Rev. 202 (1999).

TJAGSA Practice Notes: International & Operational Law Practice Note: Non-Governmental Organization and the Military, Army Law., Nov. 1999, at 17. (with Major Maxwell & Major Smidt)

“To Be or Not to Be, That Is the Question”: Contemporary Military Operations and the Status of Captured Personnel, Army Law., June 1999, at 1. (with Michael L. Smidt) reprinted in 3 J. Nat’l Security 75 (1999).

TJAGSA Practice Notes: Principle 7: Distinction Part II, Army Law., June 1999, at 34, 35.

TJAGSA Practice Notes: Principle 5: Protecting the Force from Unlawful Belligerents, Army Law., Feb. 1998, at 1, 11.

Presidential War Power: Do the Courts Offer Any Answers? 157 Mil. L. Rev. 180 (1998).

TJAGSA Practice Notes: International and Operational Law Note, Principle 4: Preventing Unnecessary Suffering, Army Law., Nov. 1998, at 28, 50.

TJAGSA Practice Notes: International and Operational Law Note, Principle 3: Endeavor to Prevent or Minimize Harm to Civilians, Army Law., Oct. 1998, at 51, 55.

TJAGSA Practice Notes: International & Operational Law Note, Principle 2: Distinction, Army Law., Aug. 1998, at 27, 35.

TJAGSA Practice Notes: International & Operational Law Note, Principle 1: Military Necessity, Army Law., July 1998, at 58, 72.

TJAGSA Practice Notes: International & Operational Law Note, When Does the Law of War Apply: Analysis of Department of Defense Policy on Application of the Law of War, Army Law., June 1998, at 9, 16.

BOOKS
Law in War: A Concise Overview, ROUTLEDGE, (FORTHCOMING).

National Security Law: A Concise Hornbook. (NY: Wolters Kluwer) (FORTHCOMING) (Co-Editor and Lead Author).

The Law of Military Operations. (NY: Oxford University Press)(FORTHCOMING) (Co-Editor and Lead Author)

War Crimes: Accountability in Armed Conflict. (2d Ed.) North Carolina Academic Press, (FORTHCOMING) (Editor and Lead Author)

War on Terror and the Laws of War: A Military Perspective. (2d Ed.) (NY: Oxford University Press, 2014) (Editor and Lead Author)

The Law of Armed Conflict: An Operational Approach. (NY: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, 2012) (Editor and Lead Author).

Principles of Counter-Terrorism Law. (St. Paul, MN: Thomson Reuters/West, 2011). (with Jimmy Gurule)

The War On Terror and the Laws of War: A Military Perspective. (NY: Oxford University Press, 2009). (with Michael W. Lewis)

CHAPTERS
Contractors and the Law, in Contractors and War: The Transformation of U.S Expeditionary Operations (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2012).

Extraterritorial Law Enforcement or Transnational Counterterrorist Military Operations: The Stakes of Two Legal Models, in New Battlefields/Old Laws: Critical Debates on Asymmetric Warfare (New York: Columbia University Press, 2011).

The Principle of Humanity, in Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (Oxford University Press, 2010).

Civilian Control over the Military, in The Ashgate Research Companion to Political Leadership (Aldershot, England and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2009). (with Eric Jensen)

Contributor, Law of War Workshop Deskbook (Commander Brian J. Brill, ed.) (Charlottesville: Judge Advocate General’s School, electronic version, 2000) (reprinted Buffalo: William S. Hein & Co., Inc. 2004). (Contributing author 1997-2000)

Operational Law Handbook, (Charlotte, N.C.: International and Operational Law Dept., Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School). (Contributing author 1997-2003)

53 Am. Jur. 2d Military and Civil Defense (1996) (Contributing author with Robert B. McKinney & Mark A. Rassas)

COMMENTARIES
Debate (Round 2): A Reply to Rona and Jinks, justsecurity.org, Oct. 1, 2013 at http://justsecurity.org/2013/10/01/debate-round-ii-reply-corn/

Debate (Round 1): The Military Component of Counter-Terror Operations, justsecurity.org, Sept. 30, 2013 at http://justsecurity.org/2013/09/30/military-component-counter-terror-operations/

With Hasan Case, Reason Prevailed Over Power, Hous. Chron., Sept. 1, 2012 at B9.

A Learning Opportunity in Trayvon Martin Case, Hous. Chron., Apr. 21, 2012, http:// www.chron.com/opinion/outlook/article/A-learning-opportunity-in-Trayvon-Martin-case-3498736.php

Congress’ War Powers Veto: Use It or Lose It, World Politics Review, July 5, 2011, at http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/9363/congress-war-powers-veto-use-it-or-lose-it

Lawfare: Preserving the Balance Between the Law and War, World Politics Review, Sept. 29, 2009, at http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/article.aspx?id=4376

Torture Memos: Careful What You Wish For, World Politics Review, Apr. 29, 2009, at http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/article.aspx?id=3668

Yes, America, You’re Still At War, World Politics Review, Mar. 24, 2009, at http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/article.aspx?id=3494

Boumediene v. Bush and the Role of the Courts in the War on Terror, World Politics Review, June 18, 2008, at http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/article.aspx?id=2310

Battlefield Accountability for Contractors: At What Cost, World Politics Review, Apr. 4, 2008, at http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/article.aspx?id=1893

Law of War: U.S. Government in a Dilemma of its Own Making, World Politics Review, Mar. 26, 2008, at http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/article.aspx?id=1839

The Trial of Salim Hamdan: Santa Claus Pays an Early Visit to Guantanamo, World Politics Review, Dec. 21, 2007, at http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/article.aspx?id=1457

American Way of War: The ‘White Elephant’ in Blackwater Scandal, Houston Chronicle, Oct. 28, 2007, at E5 (Outlook Section).

Contractors, the Privatization of War, and Accountability, World Politics Review, Oct. 5, 2007, at http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/article.aspx?id=1214

Murky ‘Backwater’ And The Direct Participation Dilemma, Jurist, Oct. 2, 2007, at http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/forumy/2007/10/murky-blackwater-and-direct.php

Military Commissions: War Crimes Courts or Tribunals of Convenience? Jurist, Feb. 21, 2007, at http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/forumy/2007/02/military-commissions-war-crimes-courts.php

The Time Has Come for a Modest U.S. Military Draft, World Politics Review, Dec. 1, 2006, at http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/article.aspx?id=377

War, Democracy and the Draft, Jurist, Nov. 7, 2006, at http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/forumy/2006/11/war-democracy-and-draft.php

Legislating Law of War Compliance: a High Price to Pay, Jurist, Sept. 19, 2006, at http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/forumy/2006/09/legislating-law-of-war-compliance-high.php

The Common Article 3 Debate: What’s at Stake, World Politics Review, Sept. 19, 2006, at http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/article.aspx?id=187

War, Murder and Military Justice System, World Politics Review, Sept. 7, 2006, at http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/article.aspx?id=163

Lebanon War Bolsters Emerging Law-of-War Consensus, World Politics Review, Aug. 22, 2006, at http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/article.aspx?id=130

Targeting the Framework of the Law of Armed Conflict, Jurist, July 26, 2006, at http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/forumy/2006/07/targeting-framework-of-law-of-armed.php

Hamdan, Common Article 3 and the True Spirit of the Law of War, Jurist, July 3, 2006, at http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/forumy/2006/07/hamdan-common-article-3-and-true.php

Haditha and My Lai: Lessons from the Law of War, Jurist, June 2, 2006 at http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/forumy/2006/06/haditha-and-my-lai-lessons-from-law-of.php

Pentagon Process Subverted? The Lost Battle of Alberto Mora, Jurist, Feb. 22, 2006 at http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/forumy/2006/02/pentagon-process-subverted-lost-battle.php

For the Sake of Warriors: Accepting the Limits of the Law of War, Jurist, Feb. 9, 2006, at http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/forumy/2006/01/for-sake-of-warriors-accepting-limits.php

Hiding Behind ‘Principles’: The U.S. and the Geneva Conventions, Jurist, Jan. 18, 2006, at http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/forumy/2006/01/hiding-behind-principles-us-and-geneva.php

The Military Commission: an Inauspicious Beginning for a “Full and Fair” Process, Opinio Juris, Jan. 16, 2006, at http://lawofnations.blogspot.com/2006/01/military-commission-inauspicious.html

MG Miller Invokes – What’s Next? Opinio Juris, Jan. 12, 2006, at http://lawofnations.blogspot.com/2006/01/mg-miller-invokes-whats-next.html

Humane Treatment and the Protection of U.S. Forces, Opinio Juris, Jan. 10, 2006, at http://lawofnations.blogspot.com/2006/01/humane-treatment-and-protection-of-us.html

Courts-Martial v. Military Commissions, Opinio Juris, Jan. 9, 2006, at http://lawofnations.blogspot.com/2006/01/courts-martial-v-military-commissions.html

The Afghanistan Detainee Transfer Challenges, Opinio Juris, Jan. 9, 2006, at http://lawofnations.blogspot.com/2006/01/afghanistan-detainee-transfer.html

Mr. President Tear down That Prison, Opinio Juris, Jan. 8, 2006, at http://lawofnations.blogspot.com/2006/01/mr-president-tear-down-that-prison.html

McCain Undermined: the “Obedience to Orders” Defense, Jurist, Jan. 6, 2006, at http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/forumy/2006/01/mccain-undermined-obedience-to-orders.php

What Are the “Principles” of the Law of War? Opinio Juris, Jan. 4, 2006, at http://lawofnations.blogspot.com/2006/01/what-are-principles-of-law-of-war.html

The McCain Amendment Compromise: Has the Message Been Diluted? Opinio Juris, Jan. 3, 2006, at http://lawofnations.blogspot.com/2006/01/mccain-amendment-compromise-has.html

When the Law of War Becomes Over-lawyered, Jurist, Nov. 22, 2005, at http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/forumy/2005/11/when-law-of-war-becomes-over-lawyered.php

The Draft, a “Peace Movement,” Wash. Times, Aug. 31, 2005, at A21.

What Did They Die For? Army Times, Jan. 17, 2005, at 44.

The Viability of Using Military Courts to Enforce Law in Post-war Iraq, Jurist, May 29, 2003, at http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/forum/forumnew111.php

PRESENTATIONS & PROCEEDINGS
Understanding the Relationship between the Law of War and the War on Terror, 50th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries, (Somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico), April 11, 2008.

The law of war and military commissions, Federal Bar Association, Southern District, 2007.

Panelist, Trying Enemy Combatants, International Law Weekend-West, American Branch of the International Law Association, Santa Clara University School of Law, California, February 2007.

Panelist, Addressing the Developments in the Law of Armed Conflict, Recent Issues in Military Law: a Program for Teachers, Washington College of Law, American University sponsored by the National Institute of Military Justice, Washington, D.C., November 2006.

Panelist, Conservative Bastion or Progressive Problem Solver: The Evolving Face of Military Jurisprudence and International Law, International Law Weekend, American Branch of the International Law Association, Bar Association of the City of New York, October 2006.

War Crimes, Military Accountability and Civilian Contractors, Washington College of Law, American University sponsored by War Crimes Research Office and the National Institute of Military Justice, Washington, D.C., March 2006.

Customary International Law and the Treatment of Detainees, ICRC Customary Law Study Conference, San Remo Italy, March 2006.

Lecturer, International Conference on Customary International Humanitarian Law (Canadian Red Cross, Sept. 2005).

The Changing Role of Attorneys in the Age of Terrorism, in the Age of Terrorism Where Should Attorneys Stand? (Gulfport, Fla: Stetson University College of Law, 2005). (with Charlie Rose, Peter L. Fitzgerald and Linda G. Moreno)

 


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