Assistant Professor of International Studies, Indiana University
Andrew Bell is an assistant professor of international studies at Indiana University-Bloomington. He has held fellowships with the Institute of Security and Conflict Studies at George Washington University, the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy, and the Department of Law and Policy at the International Committee of the Red Cross. Dr. Bell earned a Ph.D. in political science from Duke University (specializing in security and conflict studies), a J.D.-M.A. from the University of Virginia School of Law (specializing in international law), and an M.T.S. from Duke Divinity School (specializing in ethics and just war theory). He has served as an active duty and reserve officer in the U.S. Air Force, with service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewBellUS.
As a veteran, I was astonished by the recent news that President Trump may be considering pardons for U.S. military members accused or convicted of war crimes. But as a scholar who studies the U.S. military and combat...