Document Type

Department Honors Thesis

Publication Date


First Advisor

Gregory Burnep


Political Science


This thesis examines the legal work required to establish a sufficient lawfare defense by focusing on the Department of Defense Judge Advocate Generals’ Corps (JAG Corps). The work will describe the JAG Corps as a well-trenched bureaucracy with a moral mission to uphold the military’s honor through laws, and how this was interpreted by the Bush and Obama administrations.


Presented at the 2017 Academic Conference.