ABSTRACT

Starting Over--The New Iraqi Code of Military Discipline   [open pdf - 132KB]

"Operation Iraqi Freedom ended Saddam Hussein's regime and with it the Ba'ath party's control of the Iraqi government. To achieve the goal of eradicating the Ba'athist influence in Iraqi government institutions, the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) dissolved many government entities previously controlled by the Ba'athists, including the Iraqi Armed Forces. Noting that United Nations Security Resolution 1483 called for member states to assist the people of Iraq in order to contribute to the stability and security in their country, the CPA, on 18 August 2003, created an all volunteer Iraqi Army. With the creation of a new Iraqi Army, commanders required a new discipline code to fill the gap created by the suspension of the old regime's military law. To help maintain good order and discipline in the new Iraqi Armed Forces (IAF), the CPA promulgated a Code of Military Discipline (Code) that was immediately applicable to all IAF members. Not surprisingly, the Code bears similarities to the American military justice system. This note describes the Code, comparing it with its American counterpart, and suggests possible improvements for a more complete, permanent Iraqi military law."

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2004-09
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Public Domain
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Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAGCNet): www.jagcnet.army.mil
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The Army Lawyer (September 2004), p.44-49
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