Thursday, January 14, 2021

Senator Gillibrand: a racial justice crisis

While we may feel  bombarded with national security and military justice related news on a constant basis lately, be sure not to miss this piece on a 2017 DOD survey that the Trump Administration sat on for over three years, and just released yesterday.  The survey reveals what one Senator is decrying as a "racial justice crisis in the military" that DOD "deliberately concealed."  Such characterization, at least the former, sounds about right.  This report seems to support -- as soon as the Biden Administration takes the reins -- removing prosecutorial discretion from commanders, who have apparently been using it in racially discriminatory ways, and giving it to military lawyers specially vetted and cognitive of such biases instead.  

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