Friday, January 4, 2019

Pretty proud

"We're pretty proud that our commanders are really at the center of this," she said, "and it just gives them some more tools for good order and discipline."

Col. Sara Root, chief of the Army's Military Justice Legislation Training Team, commenting on the latest changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the Manual for Courts-Martial

Click here for an Army News Service summary of the changes. George III would be "pretty proud" to see that, centuries after his 1774 Articles of War, American commanders continue to exercise such powers as deciding who should be charged for what and at what level of severity, picking panel members, and negotiating pretrial agreements. Or would he?

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