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NEWPORT, R.I. - The U.S. Naval War College's International Law Department reserve unit is hosting the 2011 YANKEE Operational Law Symposium, Sept. 17-18 in Newport, R.I. This year's theme is "Operational Perspectives on Non-International Armed Conflict."
 
The YANKEE Operational Law Symposium series is the primary professional continuing education event for international and operational law specialists in the Navy Reserve Law Program, but draws a large, multi-service audience of Guard, Reserve, and active duty judge advocates.
 
The 2011 symposium will consist of a full-day program on Saturday, a reception that evening and a half-day program Sunday. Topics to be explored include types of non-international armed conflict (NIAC), applicable law, legal status of actors, means and methods, recent and ongoing NIACs, detention and enforcement issues.
 
Confirmed presentations include incoming Naval War College Stockton Professor Ken Watkin, former JAG of the Canadian Forces, who will offer insights on the most important issues and trends; lessons learned in Iraq and Afghanistan from the Army's Center for Law And Military Operations; and a DOJ-Navy JAGC-FBI panel on the prosecution of piracy cases in U.S. courts.
 
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From Naval War College Public Affairs