One of the most interesting portions of the article is the juxtaposition of former CAAF Chief Judge Cox speaking about the potential for military justice reform -- and a second Cox Commission -- with Bob Reed (the Pentagon's military justice honcho) offering a rather dismissive opinion of would-be military justice reformers:
Mr. Cox and other supporters hope Congress will consider other modifications to the system, like changing the appeals process, examining whether lawyers in the system are adequately trained and studying whether military judges should have more continuity in their jurisdiction. He hopes to convene a second commission that would look at some of those issues in the next few months.
For his part, Mr. Reed said many of the criticisms of the military justice systems themselves were dated.
"It's the same old people with the same old arguments and the same propositions," he said. "If they do have some new ideas that they think could be beneficial, I hope they forward them to the department."