Hastings International and Comparative Law Review


This Article examines the legal challenge presented when civilians who accompany the United States military at its bases in foreign countries commit misconduct. American overseas posts have large numbers of civilian family members, U.S. employees, and contractors. The Article discusses the historical application of military law to such persons, recent proposals to extend Tire 18 of the United States Code to certain offenses committed by civilians overseas, and issues raised by proposed legislation.