From Feres to Stencel: Should Military Personnel Have Access to FTCA Recovery

This Note reevaluates the Feres doctrine in light of legal developments of the past three decades. It concludes that the FTCA should be extended to military claims. It discusses the arguments that military claims will burden vital government functions and shows that the exception to liability under the present FTCA, particularly the exception for “discretionary actions” by government employees, would adequately protect all legitimate military interests.