Thursday, November 26, 2020

Equal justice under law

The challenge of administering military justice evenhandedly comes in many forms. Reports of harsher justice for Black personnel have been worrying (emphatically not a new issue), and it is often said that there are "different spanks for different ranks." The current proceedings involving an Air Force major general may show a new willingness, in one service branch, to move in a different direction. Is there an "old boy" network in the Air Force that takes care of its own? If so, what sbout the other U.S. armed forces? Consider the views of retired Air Force judge advocates Don Christensen, Joshua Kastenberg and Rachel VanLandingham in this Task & Purpose article.

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