Have presidents ever given the military illegal orders? Yes
Professor of the practice of law; executive director of the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security.
Expertise: Foreign Politics and Terrorism, Military and U.S. Foreign Policy
He specializes in national security, international law, civil-military relations, cyberwar, airpower, counter-insurgency, military justice, and ethical issues related to the practice of national security law. Dunlap is a former deputy judge advocate general of the U.S. Air Force who retired from the military in 2010 as a major general.