This essay discusses the role of military lawyers (judge advocates) in war. It will explore the role of military lawyers at all levels of command and will center on the development of the "operational lawyer." Operational law ("OPLAW") advisors are distinguished by their practice: they support the commander's conduct of warfare.
Lohr, Michael F. and Gallotta, Steve
"Legal Support in War: The Role of Military Lawyers,"
Chicago Journal of International Law:
2, Article 14.
Available at: http://chicagounbound.uchicago.edu/cjil/vol4/iss2/14