[T]he [South Korean] military judicial system should be overhauled to reduce cover-up attempts. The problem, [Prof. Han Hong-koo] said, is that the system has the military investigating itself. “South Korea follows the example of the US military judicial system, which has separate military courts,” he explained. “But the US system is one with a lot of overseas bases. South Korea has a prosecution and court system that extends to the neighborhood level, so that kind of thing isn’t really necessary.”
From an interview with The Hankyoreh. Prof. Han teaches at Sungkonghoe University and is the author of The History of the Republic of Korea.