ABSTRACT

Military Justice: Courts-Martial, An Overview [March 31, 2011]   [open pdf - 223KB]

"A string of recent high profile military-related cases, including Maj. Nidal Hasan, the alleged shooter at Fort Hood, and Pfc. Bradley Manning, the alleged source of leaked classified materials through the organization WikiLeaks, has resulted in increased public and congressional interest in military discipline and the military justice system. In the criminal law system, some basic objectives are to discover the truth, acquit the innocent without unnecessary delay or expense, punish the guilty proportionately with their crimes, and prevent and deter further crime, thereby providing for the public order. Military justice shares these objectives in part, but also serves to enhance discipline throughout the Armed Forces, serving the overall objective of providing an effective national defense."

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CRS Report for Congress, R41739
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2011-03-31
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Public Domain
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United States. Department of State, Foreign Press Centers, Bureau of Public Affairs: http://www.fpc.state.gov/
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