Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Keep it simple

The paragraph reproduced below is from a letter General Charles Q. Brown, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, sent to Senator James M. Inhofe, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in response to a request for his personal views and best military advice on the proposed Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act.

As far as we can determine, the paragraph seems to say:

1. Airmen need to trust the military justice system and Air Force commanders.
2. This applies to sexual assault and harassment in violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
3. Any changes in the law relating to who is responsible for deciding whether to prosecute such offenses and taking other punitive measures must be clear.

Sen. Inhofe released Gen. Brown's letter and others from his fellow service chiefs and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff yesterday.

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