The First Center for Law and Military Operations Symposium was held from 18 to 20 April 1990. It was conducted by the Center for Law and Military Operations of The Judge Advocate General’s School of the United States Army. Sixty participants, representing the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, Department of Defense (DOD), and Department of State attended the symposium.
The symposium covered number of topics including operational law (OPLAW), legal considerations regarding psychological operations (PSYOP), Operation Just Cause, military changes taking place in Europe, the DOD Counternarcotics Mission, and the negotiation and conclusion of international agreements. The first director of the Center, Colonel David E. Graham, closed the Symposium by noting that the Symposium had served as an excellent forum for extensively discussing the ways in which the various services deal with OPLAW matters.
Jeffrey F. Addicott, Proceedings of the First Center for Law and Military Operations Symposium, 18-20 April 1990, Army Law. 47 (Dec. 1990).