Saturday, September 10, 2016

Tom Carpenter blog post about commander-centric military justice

Tom Carpenter has this post on the Huffington Post blog about the case of an Air Force junior officer. He explores the incentives and disincentives for commanders to refer controversial cases to trial, and recommends shifting charging power to trained prosecutors, as other countries have done, and as Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's Military Justice Improvement Act would do. He also points out that in its 70 years, no Air Force general officer has been tried by court-martial.

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