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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

About Face: The U.S. Military Seeks Historic Overhaul of the Justice System

(Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

After years of concern over sexual assault in the military, the Department of Defense has proposed the most far-reaching reforms to its justice system in decades.
The proposal, introduced with little notice in late December, would fundamentally change the way America's men and women experience justice while in uniform.
"It's a potential sea change," said Charles Erdmann, the chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the military's highest court. "These would be the biggest reforms in 30 years."


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