DOD advisor to speak on legal issues of “enemy combatants”

Author: Michael O. Garvey


Peter Yob, chief legal advisor to the Department of Defense Criminal Investigation Task Force (CITF), will give a lecture onLegal Issues Associated with the Detention of Enemy Combatants and Trial by Military Commissionsat4 p.m.Thursday (April 6) in Room 121 of theNotre DameLawSchool.

Yob, who earned his law degree from Notre Dame in 1991, assumed his present defense department position last July.The CITF conducts international criminal investigations of suspected war crimes or acts of terrorism.Now stationed atFort Belvoir,Va., he also has worked at CITF offices inGuantanamo Bay,Cuba, andBargram,Afghanistan.

From January through August of 2004, Yob served inBaghdadas the chief legal advisor for the Armys Headquarters III Corps Artillery, reviewing plans for bombing raids.He also traveled throughoutIraqto investigate the treatment of prisoners by military personnel.

Yobs military decorations include the Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Bronze Star.

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