Sunday, February 24, 2008

Another North County Times court-martial preview

NIMJ's web site now has a link to this North County Times article about an upcoming court-martial. The poignant story about United States v. Sullivan (no relation) includes questioning by a dead Marine's family about whether the expected punishment in the case is sufficient -- another example of what seems to be an increasingly common complaint that military justice isn't too harsh, but rather takes care of its own. This is a trend that bears watching and thoughtful analysis.

I realize that journalistic accounts aren't always accurate, but from afar it looks like the North County Times is doing an admirable job of covering Camp Pendleton military justice issues -- despite the jarring use of the word "gun" to refer to a rifle.

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