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Posted on 06/14/2013 6:23:48 AM PDT by National Review
By The Editors
In connection with recent congressional hearings on the problem of sexual assault in the military, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) proposed a radical restructuring of the armed forces judicial process. Currently, military commanders have disposition authority to convene courts ad hoc to dispose of criminal matters, on the theory that a commanders duty is to maintain good order and discipline in his unit and adjudicating criminal infractions committed by his men and women falls under this aegis. Military lawyers in the Judge Advocate Generals Corps (JAGs) serve as legal advisers to commanders; they investigate accusations of wrongdoing and write recommendations about whether particular cases should go to trial, but commanders make the ultimate decisions.
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Why is Hasan alive?
Why are the COLE bombers alive and free?
Democrats in Congress are determined to establish political officers in the military, a parallel chain of command with authority to overrule any decision not in synch with the political whims of the Administration. This is a very important first step on that journey.
Why is Hasan alive?
So he can feather his nest with our tax dollars?
So he can enjoy his lack of mobility as a paraplegic?
So he can be the poster child for Islamic tolerance?
So he can act out in court be his own lawyer and generally stick it to the American people while so engaged?
So he can tell his story with the full faith and confidence of the American media in support?
So he can contiue sticking it to the American people for as long as the “system” allows?
All of the above?
None of the above?
(from the article):" ..Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) proposed a radical restructuring of the armed forces judicial process..."
The Junior Senator from the state of New York, walking hand in hand with Senator SCHUMER, is proposing a change in the military judicial process . She has little expierience at being a Senator She has no expierience in the military She has no expierience in the adimistration of military justice
What she is proposing is the establishment of the office of " Zampolit " (previously known in the Soviet military).
A 'zampolit..' is a Soviet political commissar who usually held more power than the unit's commanding officer. They weren't concerned with good strategy. All they wanted was an ideologically pure unit.
Bet you’re thrilled with the May AlNav on the comprehensive visual inspection of all DON workplaces in order to ‘remove all degrading or offensive material’. Better hide your Field and Stream mags.
Look at the biography of one Lev Mehklis to see how much damagae a zampolit can do.
What a novel idea - let the commanders handle their people and problems. Today’s AF is so micromanaged that the commander of the unit I work for as a DOD civilian has less control over what she does with the people she commands than I had over the people I supervised as a senior NCO in the 90’s.
My military time was in the early VOLAR experience (all-VOLunteer ARmy) and well remember the conversations among senior NCOs about how it had all gone to hell with the end of the draft. Little did we know the steepness of the slippery slope...
Why is Hasan alive?
Why are the C0LE bombers alive and free?
No, 0bamma will not step down in 3 yrs. Am I crazy enough to believe what I am espousing? Yep. This is why he can blame the congress for Sequestration and assign everything to it and spend our $60M on a safari.
Perhaps I can copyright my purposeful misspellings.
henkster ~:” Look at the biography of one Lev Mehklis to see how much damagae a zampolit can do.”
Soviet Zampolit ,Lev Zakharovich Mekhlis, Stalin’s personal secretary , in 1940 , who argued in favor of murdering Polish army officers and Catholic Priests in the Katyn Massacre .
A massacre from which the Polish people never fully recovered . Remarkable !!
Ramius had to kill his off, in The Hunt For Red October.
In the ‘Hunt for Red October’ , the zampolit (political officer) held a set of keys for the missles .
It demonstrates the significance given to political correctness .
No wonder the junior commie from New York wants to subrogate the commanders authority for ‘political expediency and political correctness ‘.
The lawyers have been slowly and steadily increasing their influence in the military. They frighten Commanders half to death. We used to joke that the lawyer’s answer to everything was “No”. The best lawyers in the Army were the ones who had been Combat Arms Officers.