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The Stop-Loss Program: Necessary Orders or a Back-Door Draft?
Last Featured: 7/11/2005

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Last August, a National Guardsman filed the first court challenge to the federal government’s stop–loss program. The case challenged a presidential order mandating that some members of the military remain on active duty beyond the dates they were scheduled to be discharged from service. The military defends the program as the only way to ensure there will be enough troops to safely conduct the on-going wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But those caught in the middle are doing all they can to end what they see as a back-door draft.

Eugene Fidell is the head of the Military Practice Group of Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP and president of the National Institute of Military Justice. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Task Force on Treatment of Enemy Combatants and Standing Committee on Law and National Security. Fidell served as a judge advocate in the Coast Guard from 1969-1972.

Michael Noone is a professor of law at Catholic University and served 20 years as a judge advocate in the U.S. Air Force. He is a fellow of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, and serves as a member of the International Advisory Board, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, the board of the National Institute of Military Justice, and the legal committee of the National Interreligious Service Board for Conscientious Objection.

Joshua Sondheimer is a San Francisco attorney who has represented military personnel who sued for having their contracts extended. He has served as litigation director with the Center for Justice and Accountability. Sondheimer has also worked in Cambodia training and advising Cambodian judges, prosecutors, and lawyers in judicial training and legal aid projects of the International Human Rights Law Group.

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"On becoming soldiers, we have not ceased to be citizens."

— Oliver Cromwell

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