West Point prof who called legal scholars who criticize US war tactics treasonous resigns

Associated Press

A professor criticized for writing an article calling some legal scholars treasonous has resigned from West Point a month after he was hired to teach a law course.

A spokesman at the U.S. Military Academy says William C. Bradford resigned Sunday. It gave no reason for Bradford's resignation.

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His article was published this spring in the National Security Law Journal. In it, Bradford claimed legal scholars who criticize U.S. tactics in the war on terror are helping the Islamic State group undermine America. He argued that these academics should be considered enemy combatants and charged with treason and supporting terrorism.

The publication apologized last week.

Bradford told The Washington Post on Tuesday that statements in his article were "taken out of context."

The resignation was first reported by the Guardian.