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Military Justice

Justice Finally Comes For Josh Seefried

Lane Hudson | Posted 08.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Lane Hudson

Lt. Josh Seefried is a close friend of mine. Yesterday, a military judge declared his innocence after an exhaustive examination of the case in a four...

Commanders Flunk on Military Justice for Troops

Col. Don Christensen | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
Col. Don Christensen

The top military commanders in the Pentagon have argued that reforming the military justice system as proposed would undermine good order and discipline. This is exactly the same argument that was originally made to oppose ending "don't ask don't tell."

The 'Good Order and Discipline' Auto-Block in Making Military Policy

Alexander Nicholson | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Alexander Nicholson

The insufficiency of this catch phrase as justification for opposing policy changes on issues of critical importance to our nation sound eerily familiar to those of us involved in previous efforts to change military policies.

Bradley Manning Trial

Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


If it Ain't Broke, Don't Fix it-But it is Broke!

Tom Carpenter | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Tom Carpenter

By removing the power of the "convening authority" from commanding generals any appearance of impropriety on the part of a commander is eliminated. Claims of undue command influence in the legal system would stop.

Molly O'Toole

Air Force General Defends Decision To Overturn Sexual Assault Conviction | Molly O'Toole | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

Lt. Gen. Craig Franklin, an Air Force three-star general, defended his decision to overturn an F-16 pilot's sexual assault conviction in a memo releas...

Molly O'Toole

Chuck Hagel Calls For A Major Reform Of Military Justice | Molly O'Toole | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called Monday for reform of the military justice system, stating in an internal memo that changes are necessary to ensur...

A Review of Sexual Misconduct by Basic Training Instructors at Lackland Air Force Base: House Armed Services Committee Testimony

Jennifer Norris | Posted 04.03.2013 | World
Jennifer Norris

Like the checks and balances that are currently in place for civilians, all we are asking for is the same. While civilians have various routes of redress to get justice for the crime perpetrated against them, service members are too often dependent on one person's individual discretion.

Our Military Justice System Needs Fixing

Nancy Parrish | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Nancy Parrish

The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that 22-33 percent of female service members are assaulted while in the service. We need our elected leaders to take action in 2013 to fix our broken system of military justice.

Justice Still Not Served in Private Danny Chen's Case

Elizabeth OuYang | Posted 02.10.2013 | Crime
Elizabeth OuYang

Private Danny Chen was found dead in 2011 in a guard tower after weeks of physical abuse and unrelenting racial taunts by superiors. Can military courts deliver justice to a subordinate hazed by his superiors?

Military Steps Up Rape Prosecutions Leading To Questionable Cases

McClatchy | Marisa Taylor and Chris Adams | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

By the time Marine Staff Sgt. Jamie Walton went to trial on rape charges, his accuser had changed her story several times....

Review: Rimbaud in Java, The Lost Voyage

Jan McGirk | Posted 11.29.2011 | Books
Jan McGirk

Equal parts lit crit, biography, linguistic anthropology and social history, Rimbaud in Java: The Lost Voyage examines the remaining mysteries about Arthur Rimbaud as a fugitive from justice.

Bradley Manning's Abuse: Army's Dishonor, Obama's Shame

Barton Kunstler, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barton Kunstler, Ph.D.

If our Commander in Chief shrinks into the background and ignores the abuse of Bradley Manning, how can he expect to maintain his credibility as our leader, as the moral compass of our country?

Afghanistan: A Surge in ROE Education is the First Step

Vivian Gembara | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vivian Gembara

The ugly issue of the misconduct of some U.S. troops in a war zone must be addressed before sending more soldiers and Marines into Afghanistan.