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  •  Obvious conflict of interest that commanders (3+ / 0-)

    of the units in which the crime occurs have say over prosecution.

    If I'm wrong about this, then good. If I'm right, then you're just obfuscating. I hope I'm wrong.

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      "If those commanding officers were judges"

      You display a basic lack of knowledge of the military justice system.  Military Judges never command.  Simple fact.

      In all but a ver ver ver ver few cases, rape/sexual assault cases are referred to the first General Officer in the chain of command.  Unless the offender happens to be the Aide De Camp or the Chief of Staff the chances of the first GO being the direct commander of the person charged are zero.  

      Why not go learn a little before spouting off.  That way you wont sound like an idiot.

      It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it. Robert E. Lee

      by ksuwildkat on Fri Dec 20, 2013 at 08:33:47 AM PST

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