The Fostering Justice

Jayme Evans, JAG Corps “Keistered” Justice In Foster Case, Canadian Free Press, 20 April 2009.

No military prosecutions in recent history have garnered as much negative publicity for the U.S. Marines as have the cases of the Marines of 3/1 Kilo Company, ambushed in Haditha, Iraq, in November of 2005. But the wrongful conviction and imprisonment of another Marine further reinforces the public perception of something institutionally corrupt about the Navy Judge Advocate General Corps’ application of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

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One response to “The Fostering Justice”

  1. Dreadnaught says:

    This story seems to draw some incomplete conclusions. It was the Navy JAG Corps, specifically NMCCA, that corrected the mistake made at trial. So how can this be an indictment of the entire Navy and MC legal community? Also, the Haditha cases are still being perused by the Marine Corps. It has taken some time, but that does not necessarily call into question the correct application of the UCMJ.
    Overall a thin article with little to backup the conclusions.

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