Iraq: Inside Abu Ghraib: Courts-Martial: How the Military Does Justice

If you want to see military justice in action right now, your best bet is to catch an episode of JAG. But Americans may soon be able to witness the real thing: military officials say the Army is weighing whether to televise the trials of troops accused of abusing Iraqi detainees--an unprecedented step that some believe would help restore U.S. credibility in the eyes of Iraqis.

Though military trials usually take place out of public view, they aren't unusual. Thousands of soldiers are brought before courts-martial every year for offenses ranging from conduct unbecoming an officer to rape and homicide. Penalties...

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