Judge Advocate's Handbook For Litigating National Security Cases: Prosecuting, Defending and Adjudicating National Security Cases   [open pdf - 886KB]

"National security cases involving classified evidence and testimony present challenges that are outside the realm of normal military justice practice. These cases, particularly those that involve the divulging national secrets, are among the most serious and evoke intense emotions. The evidentiary process by which classified information is presented during hearings closed to the public is complex. The use of classified material at trial imposes significant logistical burdens on Government and defense counsel alike. The procedures and statutes that govern the use of classified evidence are only infrequently encountered in court-martial practice. Therefore, early planning, study, team building, and interagency consultation are the sine qua non to the satisfactory resolution of these uniquely complex cases."

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