George C. Kraehe is an Assistant U.S. Attorney and National Security prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice. He is also an Army JAG lieutenant colonel with over twenty years’ experience in the active and reserve components. As an International Humanitarian/International Human Rights Law instructor for the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies, he has deployed to the Sahel, North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa. Mr. Kraehe previously served combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan where he served on Provincial Reconstruction Teams to build law enforcement and judicial capacity. He subsequently worked as a researcher for Harvard Law School’s Program on International Law and Armed Conflict. Mr. Kraehe holds his B.A., cum laude, from Yale University, a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University, and a M.St. in International Human Rights Law from the University of Oxford. The views expressed in this paper are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the U.S. government, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Department of Justice.