Once immune to backlash, is trust in our military and police slipping?
Tim Bakken is a professor of law at West Point and the author of The Cost of Loyalty: Dishonest, Hubris, and Failure in the U.S. Military. Prior to his academic career, he practiced law in New York City, where he served as a prosecutor in the homicide bureau of the Kings County District Attorney’s Office (Brooklyn), and worked at law firms focusing on federal and commercial litigation. He has taught at several universities, including Ural State Law Academy in Yekaterinburg, Russia, and his subject areas include constitutional law and criminal law. He has worked under the Department of State and European Union to train judges and prosecutors in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Department of Defense to establish a law department at the National Military Academy of Afghanistan, in Kabul. He has been a visiting researcher or scholar at New York Law School, Columbia Law School, the Australian National University College of Law, and the University of Sydney Law School. Follow him on Twitter @TimBakken1
Bakken’s views do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.