King Kong vs JAG

An Army JAG Officer on Kong Skull Island

King Kong is the inspiration of “Monster Kids’ across the globe. Army JAG officer, and guest blogger on The Legal Geeks, Thomas Harper, sat down with me to discuss the military law issues in the newest “King Kong” movie, Kong: Skull Island. We debate whether Colonel Preston Packard (played by Samuel L. Jackson) committed dereliction of duty when his squadron first engaged Kong, whether Packard gave unlawful orders in his pursuit to kill Kong, and if John C. Reilly’s character Hank Marlow was entitled to 28 years of pack pay.