Geoffrey S. Corn

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Geoffrey S. Corn (@cornjag1) is Vinson & Elkins Professor of Law at South Texas College of Law in Houston Texas, a Distinguished Fellow for the Jewish Institute of National Security for America’s Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy, and a Lieutenant Colonel (Retired), U.S. Army. His Army career included service as the Army’s senior law of war expert advisor; tactical intelligence officer in Panama; supervisory defense counsel for the Western United States; Chief of International Law for US Army Europe; Professor of International and National Security Law at the US Army Judge Advocate General’s School; and Chief Prosecutor for the 101st Airborne Division. Professor Corn has been an expert witness at the Military Commission in Guantanamo, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and in federal court. He is the lead author of The Law of Armed Conflict: An Operational Perspective, and The Laws of War and the War on Terror, and a co-author of Principles of Counter-Terrorism Law.

Articles by this author:

A Solution in Search of a Problem: The Dangerous Invalidity of Divesting Military Commanders of Disposition Authority for Military Criminal Offenses

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Jun 29th, 2020

Who Should Decide: Prosecutorial Discretion and Military Justice

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Jun 29th, 2020

Lawful Self-Defense vs. Revenge Strikes: Scrutinizing Iran and U.S. Uses of Force under International Law

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Jan 8th, 2020

Calibrating the Compass of Proportionality

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Jan 31st, 2019

The Newly Relaxed Rules of Engagement in Afghanistan and Civilian Casualties

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Oct 6th, 2017

Initial Observations on the Law of War Manual Revision: “Three ups/Three downs”

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Dec 14th, 2016

Precautions to Minimize Civilian Harm are a Fundamental Principle of the Law of War

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Jul 8th, 2015

A Reply to Janina Dill: Common Ground

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Mar 31st, 2015

Surveying Proportionality: Whither the Reasonable Commander?

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Mar 25th, 2015

A Rejoinder from Jenks and Corn re U.S. SIGINT Based Targeting

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Feb 18th, 2014

Eyes Wide Shut: Scahill and Greenwald’s Flawed Critique of U.S. SIGINT Based Targeting

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Feb 18th, 2014

Debate (Round 2): A Reply to Rona and Jinks

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Oct 1st, 2013