Vanderbilt Law Review

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In this article the authors attempt to set out, within the space allotted to them, a consideration of the significant writings in the field of American military law --as they understand the term. Apparently, no similar attempt to construct such a bibliography has heretofore been made. To begin with, a definition of terms is important. Military law, in a broad sense, may be said to include martial law, military government, the law of war, and military justice. For purposes of this article, military law is the exercise of military jurisdiction "by a government in the execution of that branch of the municipal law which regulates its military establishment," or, as it is popularly known, military justice. It is to the literature dealing with military justice that this article is primarily devoted.