What was the Sedition Act of 1918 (US)?

Introduction The Sedition Act of 1918 (Pub.L. 65-150, 40 Stat. 553, enacted 16 May 1918) was an Act of the United States Congress that extended the Espionage Act of 1917 to cover a broader range of offenses, notably speech and the expression of opinion that cast the government or the war effort in a negative… Read More

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What was Executive Order 13139?

Introduction Executive Order 13139 – entitled Improving Health Protection of Military Personnel Participating in Particular Military Operations – as an executive order (EO) issued by US President Bill Clinton on 30 September 1999. Purpose It outlines the conditions under which Investigational New Drug (IND) and off-label pharmaceuticals can be administered to US service members. An… Read More

What is the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017?

Introduction The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 (Pub.L. 115-15) is a law that states that the flag of the United States be displayed “especially on Vietnam War Veterans Day.” The bill was introduced into the United States Senate during the 115th United States Congress. It was signed into law by President Donald Trump… Read More

What was the Military Service Act 1916?

Introduction The Military Service Act 1916 was an Act passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom during the First World War to impose conscription in Great Britain, but not in Ireland. The Act The Bill which became the Act was introduced by Prime Minister H.H. Asquith in January 1916. It came into force on… Read More

What is the Forever GI Bill (2017)?

Introduction The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 (Public Law 115-48), commonly known as the “Forever GI Bill”, eliminated the 15-year use-it-or-lose-it constraint associated with the Post 9/11 GI Bill education benefit. The updated bill was created with the intent of improving previous versions of the bill and the Reserve Educational Assistance… Read More

What is the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008?

Introduction The Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 is Title V of the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2008, Pub.L. 110-252, H.R. 2642, an Act of Congress which became law on 30 June 2008. The act amended Part III of Title 38, United States Code to include a new Chapter 33, which expands the educational… Read More

What was the G.I. Bill (1944)?

Introduction The Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the G.I. Bill, was a law that provided a range of benefits for some of the returning World War II veterans (commonly referred to as G.I.s). The original G.I. Bill expired in 1956, but the term “G.I. Bill” is still used to refer to programmes… Read More