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9/21 1. Medal of Honor--winners are above criticism 1. Military honor is supported by a consensus that cuts across class boundaries, political parties, etc. 2. “Can Military Trials Be Fair?” 1. Written 1950 (5 years after WWII, year before UCMJ enacted) by lawyer in Stanford Law Review 2. No--UCMJ will not improve much 3. WWI--disbanded the military completely when it was over (soldiers didn’t get as many benefits) 1. Dismantled the military after every war except WWII 4. Longest draft in US history 1948-1973 (Cold War, Korean War, Vietnam) 1. Never ending supply of 18 year old males 2. Presidential Fitness Test--preparing men for service 5. WWII continued into the Cold War--motivation to reform because peoples kids would also be subject to the code and conscription 6. Commander decides which crimes are tried/charged, decides what type of trial/court (low and high courts--rules are different and punishments are more
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2011 for the course LEGAL 297 taught by Professor Kelleher during the Fall '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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