National Affairs: Military Justice

As one more milestone on the road to unification, the armed forces established a system of equal justice for one & all. The Pentagon issued the first of 450,000 service manuals creating uniform disciplinary procedures for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. The revised laws:

¶Put three new offenses on the books: "missing movement," i.e., missing the departure of a ship, aircraft or ground unit; "misconduct as a prisoner of war in the hands of the enemy"; "drunken or reckless driving."

¶ Gave every enlisted man the right to demand that one-third...

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