Tom Oakley


Lieutenant Colonel Tom Oakley is a Judge Advocate in the United States Army currently serving as an Assistant Professor of Law at the United States Military Academy. His portfolio includes course-directing Advanced Law of Armed Conflict and Introduction to Legal Studies, and teaching Constitutional and Military Law. Lieutenant Colonel Oakley has extensive experience serving as a legal advisor to Army forces, with several deployments to Iraq.

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Closing the Gaps: Pre-Deployment Role of the Military Legal Adviser

As US involvement in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan comes to an end after twenty years, it is worth taking stock of how things stand in relation to the Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC). This law serves dual purposes: military necessity (which permits measures which are necessary to fulfil a legitimate military purpose provided they are…

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