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Court-martial : How Military Justice Has Shaped America from the Revolution to 9/11 and Beyond

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Citing the twenty-first century as a different political universe for military personnel, where one can argue for the expansion of personal rights, thanks to a long series of reforms in the conduct of court martial (1916, 1920, 1948, 1950 1968, and 1983), Bray notes that no more do American soldiers, sailors, airmen, or marines have to worry that they will be shot by a firing squad in the immediate aftermath of a hurried court-martial conducted in the field. He discusses the most common of the many kinds of military courts, observing that today law and legal procedure are far more important to military courts than they were in the past. He finds that the historical separateness of American military justice makes it neither better nor worse than civilian justice, just different, and cites military courts as places where Americans have always worked to identify their values--defining themselves by the acts that they punish and the choices that they tolerate. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 398
Genre: History, Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Sub-Genre: Military, Military / General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Chris Bray
Language: English
Street Date: May 17, 2016
TCIN: 50775418
UPC: 9780393243406
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-7498
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