REUTERS – “Hagel to ask Congress to end commanders’ power to overturn jury verdicts”

“Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Monday he would ask Congress to change U.S. military law to eliminate the power of senior commanders to alter courts martial verdicts for major crimes like murder or sexual assault.”

Laura K Kerr‘s insight:

Hagel is accused of not going far enough. Can the military ensure due process?

From the article:

“The Pentagon has estimated that 19,300 military men and women were sexually assaulted in 2010, with only 240 of those cases going to trial.”

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