Podcast

Military Justice

Brought to you by the creators of Undisclosed, Military Justice explores the system of rules and regulations that govern those who serve in uniform. Hosted by James W. Weirick--a retired Marine lieutenant colonel and Judge Advocate--the podcast delves into the flaws inherent to the military justice system and makes the case for substantial reform to ensure the brave men and women who serve our nation are protected from arbitrary retaliation. Topics include emerging issues in sexual assault, upda...more

Episodes

  • 38: Episode 038: Navy Collisions At Sea And Courts-Martial

    Jun 01 2018

    Weirick is joined by Hope Hodge Seck, journalist and managing editor at www.Military.com to discuss the courts-martial of Navy officers resulting from the deadly collisions of USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain. Guest: Hope Hodge Seck Twitter: ‪‪‪@HopeSeck Website: www.Military.com Further reading about this case: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/01/16/navy-captains-ships-pacific-collisions-face-criminal-charges.html Podcast support from The Great Courses Plus. For free trial u...more

  • 37: Episode 037: Air Force JAG Corps Violated The Law In A Sexual Assault Conviction

    May 19 2018

    Weirick is joined by criminal-defense lawyer Brian Bouffard to discuss a recent Air Force case, where it was found that the Air Force JAG Corps conspired to fire a military judge. Guest: Brian Bouffard, Esq. Twitter: ‪‪@jagdefender ‬ Website: http://www.jagdefender.com The story by‪ @RoScarborough ‬ Military pressure to punish sex crimes pushes airman’s conviction over the brink https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/mar/20/frank-vargas-military-court-martial-tainted-conspi/ Podcast supp...more

  • Episode 036: Hazing Court Martial Parris Island

    Mar 21 2018

    Weirick is joined by Todd South of the Marine Corps Times to discuss the court-martial of the highest-ranking officer in the Parris Island hazing scandal.  Guest: Todd South Twitter: ‪@tsouthjourno https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/marine-corps-times/2018/03/12/highest-ranking-officer-in-parris-island-hazing-scandal-pleads-guilty-to-dereliction-of-duty/ Podcast support from Biowave http://www.biowave.com Book mentioned in this episode: Fight Like A Girl https://www.amazon.com/Fight-Li...more

  • 1: Episode 035: Treason

    Mar 10 2018

    Weirick is joined by Butch Bracknell to discuss treason against the United States. Guest: Butch Bracknell Twitter: ‪@ButchBracknell‬ “Treason”: I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means https://medium.com/truman-doctrine-blog/treason-i-do-not-think-it-means-what-you-think-it-means-c0abb871bfbb Podcast support from Biowave http://www.biowave.com Host: James W. Weirick Website: www.militaryjusticepodcast.com Twitter: @PodcastMJ Instagram: thepodcastmj FaceBook: @MilitaryJusticePod...more

  • Episode Name: Episode 034: Navy SEALs And The Death Of An Army Special Forces Soldier

    Feb 07 2018

    Host: James W. Weirick  Website: www.militaryjusticepodcast.com Twitter: @PodcastMJ Instagram: thepodcastmj FaceBook: @MilitaryJusticePodcast  Email: weirick@weirick.com Editing and Mixing: Hannah McCarthy: @hmccarthyNHPR For Advertising Inquiries Contact: weirick@weirick.com

  • Episode Name: Episode 033: President Trump And The Legality Of Nuclear War

    Jan 24 2018

    Weirick is joined by international-law and law-of-war expert Butch Bracknell to discuss the legality of nuclear war, President Trump’s ability to use nuclear weapons, and recent statement by Air Force General John Hyten. Articles: What You Should Know About Trump’s Legal Authority To Order A Nuclear Strike https://taskandpurpose.com/trump-nuclear-weapons-legal-authority/ on @TaskandPurpose DOES THE LEGALITY OF NUCLEAR WAR MATTER? https://warontherocks.com/2015/08/does-the-legality-of-nucle...more

  • Episode 032: Top Navy Lawyer Illegally Interfered In Criminal Trial Of Navy SEAL

    Nov 29 2017

    Weirick is joined by lawyer for Navy SEAL who was convicted of sexual assault, then the highest-ranking Navy lawyer, VADM Crawford, interferes with his case. Guest: David P. Sheldon, Esq. Website: http://www.militarydefense.com Court: Top Navy lawyer's unlawful influence tainted SEAL's San Diego rape case http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/military/sd-me-unlawful-influence-20171024-story.html Host: James W. Weirick Website: www.militaryjusticepodcast.com Twitter: @PodcastMJ Instagr...more

  • Episode 031: Bowe Bergdahl Convicted And Sentenced, With Task And Purpose Radio

    Nov 15 2017

    Weirick is joined by numerous guests to discuss the conviction and sentence of SGT Bowe Bergdahl, USA. Lauren Katzenberg and Nate Bethea join Weirick to discuss the genesis of Task & Purpose Radio, and our commentary on Serial Season 2, and the Bergdahl case. Then Col J L Siegel, USMC (Ret.) joins Weirick to discuss the recent Unlawful Command Influence motion in the Bergdahl case. Guest: Lauren Katzenberg Twitter: ‪@Lkatzenberg Web: http://taskandpurpose.com Task & Purpose Radio: htt...more

  • Episode 030: Sharecast With Cold Traces, The True Story Behind The Movie A Few Good Men

    Oct 31 2017

    Weirick joins the Cold Traces Podcast to discuss the true story behind the film A Few Good Men. The story behind the film includes an unsolved murder. Listen to Cold Traces to learn more. Guest: Cold Traces Podcast Web: http://www.coldtraces.com Twitter: ‪‪‪‪‪‪@cold_traces Host: James W. Weirick Website: www.militaryjusticepodcast.com Twitter: @PodcastMJ Instagram: thepodcastmj FaceBook: @MilitaryJusticePodcast Email: weirick@weirick.com Editing and Mixing: Hannah McCarthy: @hmccarthyNHPR...more

  • Episode 029: Bowe Bergdahl Guilty Plea

    Oct 17 2017

    Weirick is joined by military-justice expert Butch Bracknell to discuss the details of the possible guilty plea by Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, USA, who is accused of abandoning his unit in Afghanistan. Guest: Butch Bracknell Twitter: ‪‪‪‪‪@ButchBracknell ‬ Host: James W. Weirick Website: www.militaryjusticepodcast.com Twitter: @PodcastMJ Instagram: thepodcastmj FaceBook: @MilitaryJusticePodcast Email: weirick@weirick.com Editing and Mixing: Hannah McCarthy: @hmccarthyNHPR For Advertising Inq...more

  • Episode 028: Bowe Bergdahl Goes To Trial

    Oct 03 2017

    Weirick is joined by Washington Post reporter Dan Lamothe to discuss the upcoming court-martial of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, USA, who is accused of abandoning his unit in Afghanistan. Guest: Dan Lamothe Twitter: ‪‪‪‪@DanLamothe ‬ Twitter: @washingtonpost ‬ Bergdahl Defense Video Exhibit: https://youtu.be/S2MJeMm950M Host: James W. Weirick Website: www.militaryjusticepodcast.com Twitter: @PodcastMJ Instagram: thepodcastmj FaceBook: @MilitaryJusticePodcast Email: weirick@weirick.com Editing an...more

  • Episode 027: Marine Colonel Convicted Of Sexual Abuse Of A Child

    Sep 26 2017

    Weirick is joined by reporters James LaPorta and Rory Laverty, both of The Daily Beast, to discuss the court-martial of Colonel Daniel H. Wilson, USMC, who was convicted of sexual abuse of a child and sentenced to over five years in the brig. Guest: Rory Laverty Twitter: ‪‪‪@rorylaverty ‬ Website: http://rorylaverty.com Guest: James LaPorta Twitter: ‪@JimLaPorta ‬ The Daily Beast Twitter: ‪@thedailybeast ‬ Website: http://www.thedailybeast.com Story: http://www.thedailybeast.com/did-war-her...more

  • Episode 026: US Navy And The Fat Leonard Scandal

    Sep 06 2017

    Weirick is joined by Craig Whitlock of The Washington Post to discuss the ever-widening Fat Leonard scandal. Also in this episode, Weirick gives an update on the Bowe Bergdahl court-martial. Guest: Craig Whitlock Twitter: ‪‪@CraigMWhitlock ‬ Bergdahl story from Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/audio/2017-08-22/bowe-bergdahl-opts-for-judge-over-jury-in-trial-audio Bergdahl update from ‪@CrimeWritersOn ‬ http://www.crimewriterson.com/listen/2017/7/20/oj-gets-out-and-leaving-a-trace-g2...more

  • Episode 025: Protect Our Defenders

    Aug 22 2017

    Weirick is joined by Don Christensen, Colonel, USAF (Ret.), President of Protect Our Defenders. Protect Our Defenders (POD) is the only national organization solely dedicated to ending the epidemic of rape and sexual assault in the military and to combating a culture of pervasive misogyny, sexual harassment, and retribution against victims. Guest: POD Twitter: ‪@‪ProtectRDfnders‬ Web: http://www.protectourdefenders.com Host: James W. Weirick Website: www.militaryjusticepodcast.com Twitter: @P...more

  • Episode 024: Trump, Twitter, And Transgender Servicemembers

    Aug 08 2017

    Weirick discusses President Trump’s Tweets banning transsexual servicemembers, with guest Emma Shinn, retired Marine officer, trans woman, and attorney. Guest: Emma Shinn Twitter: ‪@AggieJAG ‬ Facebook: Emma Shinn Web: http://www.defendingdefenders.com Sponsor: BONWI.com https://www.bonwi.com/membership/ The new way to listen to podcasts: Breaker Twitter: @breakeraudio Web: https://breaker.audio Host: James W. Weirick Website: www.militaryjusticepodcast.com Twitter: @PodcastMJ Instagram: th...more

  • Episode 023: More Marines United With Elliot Ackerman

    Jul 25 2017

    Weirick discusses the latest on Marines United with Marine/author/reporter Elliot Ackerman. Guest: Elliot Ackerman Twitter: ‪@elliotackerman ‬ Web: http://www.elliotackerman.com Latest book: Dark at the Crossing https://www.amazon.com/Dark-at-Crossing-Elliot-Ackerman/dp/1101947373 Review: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/02/01/books/review/dark-at-the-crossing-elliot-ackerman.html?referer= Host: James W. Weirick Website: www.militaryjusticepodcast.com Twitter: @PodcastMJ Instagram: thepodca...more

  • Episode 022: Misconduct At The Highest Ranks

    Jul 14 2017

    Weirick discusses misconduct by the highest-ranking officers of the US military. Special thanks to our sponsor Betterment. www.betterment.com/MILITARY To stay aware of general-officer misconduct, follow: Hope Hodge Seck, of www.military.com ‪@HopeSeck ‬ And Tom Vanden Brook, of USA TODAY ‪@tvandenbrook Host: James W. Weirick Website: www.militaryjusticepodcast.com Twitter: @PodcastMJ Instagram: thepodcastmj FaceBook: @MilitaryJusticePodcast Email: weirick@weirick.com Editing and Mixing...more

  • Episode 021: Death At Parris Island

    Jun 27 2017

    Weirick is joined by Todd South of the Marine Corps Times to discuss the death of a recruit at Parris Island. Special thanks to our sponsor Casper. Get $50 off your order of a Casper mattress: www.Casper.com/MJ Guest: Todd South ‪@tsouthjourno ‬ ‪@Marinetimes ‬ The article by Todd South and ‪@JeffSchogol ‬ Heads roll at Parris Island https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/articles/heads-roll-at-parris-island Host: James W. Weirick Website: www.militaryjusticepodcast.com Twitter: @PodcastMJ In...more

  • Episode 020: Reporting on Task Force Violent, Vol V

    Jun 13 2017

    Weirick introduces the final episode of a multi-episode series on the reporting on the Marine Corps and the betrayal of Major Fred Galvin and his Marines. In this episode Weirick is joined by Congressman Walter B. Jones (R-NC) who has introduced legislation, H.R. 21, to clear the names of Major Galvin and his Marines. Special thanks to our sponsors Blue Apron and Harry’s. Blue Apron, you will get your first three meals free, with free shipping, by going to www.blueapron.com/military Harry’...more

  • Episode 019: Marine Corps, Facebook, and Revenge Porn Vol II

    May 31 2017

    Weirick is joined by LtCol Glen Hines, USMCR, to discuss the latest developments in the Marines United scandal, including the recent bill passed by the House of Representatives criminalizing revenge porn in the military. LtCol Hines also discusses his latest anthology of short stories: Cloudbreak. Guest: LtCol Glen Hines Website: https://glenhines.com Twitter: @GlenRHine Cloudbreak: Stories of Our Times on @amazon https://www.amazon.com/Cloudbreak-Stories-Times-Glen-Hines/dp/1535500255 Hous...more

  • Episode 018: Reporting on Task Force Violent, Vol IV

    May 17 2017

    Weirick introduces the fourth episode of a multi-episode series on the reporting on the Marine Corps and the betrayal of Major Fred Galvin and his Marines. In this episode Weirick is joined by LtCol Steve Morgan, USMC (Ret.) a member of the court of inquiry tasked with investigating the actions of Major Galvin and his Marines. Special thanks to our sponsors Blue Apron and Harry’s . Blue Apron, you will get your first three meals free, with free shipping, by going to www.blueapron.com/milita...more

  • Episode 017: Reporting on Task Force Violent, Vol III

    May 03 2017

    Weirick introduces the third of a multi-episode series on the reporting on the Marine Corps and the betrayal of Major Fred Galvin and his Marines. In this episode award-winning reporter Andrew deGrandpre and Major Galvin explain how they came together to bring this story to light. Special thanks to our sponsor Harry’s . Harry’s razors, get your free trial with 5-blade cartridge, ergonomic razor handle, and shave gel: www.harrys.com/Military The Marine: Major Fred Galvin, USMC (Ret.) Twitt...more

  • Episode 016: Reporting on Task Force Violent, Vol II

    Apr 19 2017

    Weirick introduces the second of a multi-episode series on the reporting on the Marine Corps and the betrayal of Major Fred Galvin and his Marines. In this episode award-winning reporter Andrew deGrandpre explains the process that resulted in this story coming to print. Special thanks to our sponsor Blue Apron and Casper. You will get your first three meals free, with free shipping, by going to www.blueapron.com/military Get $50 off your order of a Casper mattress: www.Casper.com/MJ The Ma...more

  • Episode 015: Reporting on Task Force Violent, Vol I

    Apr 04 2017

    Weirick introduces the first of a multi-episode series on the reporting on the Marine Corps and the betrayal of Major Fred Galvin and his Marines. Special thanks to our sponsor Hunt A Killer. You will get a 10% discount by going to: https://www.huntakiller.com And use code "James" The Marine: Major Fred Galvin, USMC (Ret.) Twitter: @fcgalvin The Reporter: Andrew deGrandpre, Senior Editor and Pentagon Chief Twitter: @adegrandpre Publications: @MilitaryTimes @ArmyTimes @Marinetimes @N...more

  • Episode 014: Marine Corps, Facebook, and Revenge Porn

    Mar 21 2017

    Weirick discusses the recent revenge-porn scandal that has rocked the Marine Corps. Among the guests on this episode are Professor Rachel VanLandingham of Southwestern Law School, and The Daily Beast reporter James LaPorta. Special thanks to our sponsor Blue Apron. You will get your first three meals free, with free shipping, by going to www.blueapron.com/military Guest: Professor Rachel VanLandingham Twitter: @rachelv12 http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/03/13/fire-marine-corps-co...more

  • Episode 013: The Downfall of Michael Flynn

    Mar 08 2017

    Weirick is joined by Bradley P. Moss, Esq. do discuss the why Michael Flynn was fired as National Security Advisor. Guest: Bradley P. Moss, Esq. of http://www.markzaid.com/ Twitter: @BradMossEsq The James Madison Project: @JMadisonProject National Security Counselors: @NatlSecCnslrs Host: James W. Weirick Website: www.militaryjusticepodcast.com Twitter: @PodcastMJ Instagram: thepodcastmj FaceBook: @MilitaryJusticePodcast Email: weirick@weirick.com Editing and Mixing: Hannah McCarthy: @hm...more

  • Episode 012: Eugene R. Fidell of Yale Law School

    Feb 22 2017

    Weirick is joined by Eugene R. Fidell of Yale Law School to discuss the future of military justice, his most-recent book Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction, his blog Global Military Justice Reform, and Senator Gillibrand’s Military Justice Improvement Act. Guest: Eugene R. Fidell Twitter: ‪@globalmjreform ‬ Blog: ‬http://globalmjreform.blogspot.com/ Book: Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction https://global.oup.com/academic/product/military-justice-a-very-short-introduction-9780...more

  • Episode 011: You Are Fired!

    Feb 07 2017

    Weirick is joined by Task and Purpose Senior Columnist Carl Forsling to discuss the recent changes made by President Trump to the National Security Counsel. Also, listener questions. Guest: Carl Forsling Twitter: ‪@CarlForsling ‬and ‪@TaskandPurpose ‬ Special thanks to our sponsor Blue Apron. You will get your first three meals free, with free shipping, by going to www.blueapron.com/military Host: James W. Weirick Website: www.militaryjusticepodcast.com Twitter: @PodcastMJ Instagram: thep...more

  • Episode 010: Obama Forgives Manning And Cartwright

    Jan 27 2017

    Weirick is joined by Shawn VanDiver to discuss the forgiveness of Chelsea Manning and Gen James “Hoss” Cartwright by President Obama and the different reactions to these cases. Weirick also discusses the latest issues in the Bergdahl court-martial. Guest: Shawn VanDiver ‪@shawnjvandiver ‬ ‪@TaskandPurpose ‬Articles: A Veteran’s Complicated Reaction To Chelsea Manning’s Freedom http://taskandpurpose.com/veterans-complicated-reaction-chelsea-mannings-freedom Special thanks to our sponsor Blue ...more

  • Episode 009: Sergeant Bergdahl and President Trump

    Jan 12 2017

    Weirick discusses the recent ruling excluding evidence of service members being injured whilst searching for Bergdahl, the likely impact of President Trump on the trial, and some interesting Navy history. Special thanks to our sponsor Blue Apron. You will get your first three meals free, with free shipping, by going to www.blueapron.com/military Host: James W. Weirick Website: www.militaryjusticepodcast.com Twitter: @PodcastMJ Instagram: thepodcastmj FaceBook: @MilitaryJusticePodcast Email...more

  • Episode 008: Bergdahl, Boal, And The Serial Tapes

    Dec 27 2016

    Weirick and his guest Colby Vokey discuss the Bowe Bergdahl case, specifically the attempt by Army prosecutors to gain access to the interviews of Bergdahl conducted by Mark Boal, portions of which were played during the second season of Serial. Guest on this episode: Colby Vokey Website: http://colbyvokey.com/ Twitter: @ColbyVokey Email: vokeylaw@colbyvokey.com Phone: 214.697.0274 Special thanks to our sponsor Blue Apron. You will get your first three meals free, with free shipping, by going ...more

  • Episode 007: David Petraeus Possible Secretary of State

    Dec 13 2016

    Weirick and his guest Butch Bracknell discuss the possibility of GEN David Petraeus being the Secretary of Defense under President-Elect Trump and the disciplinary actions the Army is taking against Paula Broadwell. The Case Against the Case Against General Petraeus http://www.lawfareblog.com/case-against-case-against-general-petraeus Guest on this episode: Butch Bracknell @ButchBracknell http://butchbracknell.weebly.com/ Host: James W. Weirick Website: www.militaryjusticepodcast.com Tw...more

  • Episode 006: View From The Bench

    Nov 29 2016

    Weirick interviews a military judge and discusses the possibility of Gen Jim Mattis being the Secretary of Defense under President-Elect Trump. Guests on this episode: Glen Hines @GlenRHines https://medium.com/@GlenRHines Butch Bracknell @ButchBracknell http://butchbracknell.weebly.com/ Host: James W. Weirick Website: www.militaryjusticepodcast.com Twitter: @PodcastMJ Instagram: thepodcastmj FaceBook: @MilitaryJusticePodcast Email: weirick@weirick.com Producer: Brooke Gittings @BrookeGi...more

  • Episode 005: Charges

    Nov 15 2016

    Weirick explains the charging process under the UCMJ and the Article 32 Investigation. Developing story on the Marine Corps banning the Center for Prosecutor Integrity.

  • Episode 004: NCIS and more

    Nov 01 2016

    Weirick explains the investigation process under the UCMJ, and, as always, answers questions from listeners.

  • Episode 003: Command Influence

    Oct 18 2016

    Weirick is joined by the JAG Defender, Brian Bouffard, to discuss Unlawful Command Influence in the Bowe Bergdahl case. Guest: Brian Bouffard Website: www.jagdefender.com Twitter: @jagdefender Host: James W. Weirick Website: www.militaryjusticepodcast.com Twitter: @PodcastMJ Instagram: thepodcastmj FaceBook: @MilitaryJusticePodcast Producer: Brooke Gittings @BrookeGittings of the Actual Innocence Podcast @Actualinpod For Advertising Inquiries Contact: Executive Producer Dennis Robinson d...more

  • Episode 002: Return to Bowe Bergdahl

    Oct 04 2016

    Weirick brings the audience up to date on the Bowe Bergdahl case including, a discussion of classified discovery. Host: James W. Weirick Website: www.militaryjusticepodcast.com Twitter: @PodcastMJ Instagram: thepodcastmj FaceBook: @MilitaryJusticePodcast Email: weirick@weirick.com Producer: Brooke Gittings @BrookeGittings of the Actual Innocence Podcast @Actualinpod For Advertising Inquiries Contact: Executive Producer Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Please help in any way you...more

  • Episode 001: Welcome to Military Justice

    Sep 20 2016

    Host James Weirick introduces you to the world of military justice. This episode is dedicated to The Honorable Walter B. Jones, a man I will never be able to fully repay for all he has done for me. Thank you to: Task and Purpose @taskandpurpose Brian Adam Jones @bjones Lauren Katzenberg @Lkatzenberg Nate Bethea @inthedeserts The Undisclosed Podcast Team @Undisclosedpod Rabia Chaudry @rabiasquared Dennis Robinson @DennERob Susan Simpson @TheViewFromLL2 Colin Miller @EvidenceProf Mital Telh...more

  • Military Justice Trailer

    Sep 12 2016

    Military Justice, the new podcast hosted by James W. Weirick, premiers on September 20, 2016. #militaryjustice