SING ALONG NOW..."THEY CALL THE CRIME ATTAINDER!"
Fifth US serviceman pleading guilty to Hamdania Iraqi civilian murder
JAG Hunter here: O.K. Here's how this works.
Recognizing you do not enjoy the protection of any jury--not a grand jury, not a trial jury. And knowing that the commander-in-chief can have his way with you unconstrained, unfettered, and unconcerned with any check or balance (judicial oversight for instance), military personnel are left with no way to defend against the CINC's abuses, and have to make the best deals they can for themselves and their families.
GET IT? IT'S CALLED ATTAINDER!!
Our troops can't defend themselves, and there's no jury to protect them from the commander-in-chief, so our servicemen and women do what that can for themselves and their families to survive.
REPEATING FOR EMPHASIS--IT'S CALLED ATTAINDER!!
In most every one of the situations profiled on this website, military governors would be blocked from even bringing charges against our serviceman had the protection of a jury's critical eye been operative.
Here endth the lesson.
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