Category Archives: JAG

Major Hasan gets to keep his beard. That’s Good.


Getting a clean conviction of Major Hasan is more important than whether he has a clean face. The court martial of Army Major Nidal Hasan, who murdered thirteen people at Fort Hood, Texas in 2009 and wounded thirty-two others while … Continue reading

Posted in Appeasement, Constitution, Courts, Fort Hood, Islamist rage, JAG, Judges, Justice, Law and Order, Lawyers, Legal Ethics, Major Hasan, Military, Military justice, Murder, Political Correctness, Politics, Principles, Religion, U.S. Military, United States | Tagged | 6 Comments

What happens after Korans are burned in Afghanistan?


Who did it, why and under what circumstances? What should and should not be done? The military justice system demands justice for our troops.  It does not permit revenge upon them to curry favor with others, even our enemies. The … Continue reading

Posted in Abuse of Power, Afghanistan, Appeasement, Command influence, Cultural differences, Empathy, Freedom, Headlines, Islamic rage, JAG, Justice, Koran burning, Korans, Law and Order, Limitation on Authority, Military, Military justice, Muslims, Obama, Opinion, Peace, Political Correctness, Religion, Riots, United States, Urination | Tagged , | 9 Comments

Should politics and foreign policy affect our military justice system?


The military justice system demands justice for our troops, not revenge upon them to curry favor with others. The video of U.S. Marines who apparently urinated on Taliban corpses has gone viral and not only the Islamic world is watching. … Continue reading

Posted in Appeasement, Army, Clinton, Freedom, History, Ideology, Islamic rage, JAG, Judges, Justice, Korea, Law, Marines, Military, Military justice, Obama, Opinion, Politics, Religion, Torture, United States, Urination | Tagged , , , | 12 Comments

Historical and Cultural Perspectives on Korea are Necessary.


Although from the same culture, the two Koreas are now very different. In February of this year, North Korea celebrated the sixty-ninth birthday of Dear (not really) Leader Kim Jong-il. Following the official announcement at noon on December 19th of … Continue reading

Posted in Appeasement, Border closings, China, Cultural differences, Culture, Death of Kim Jong-il, Facts, Food for North Korea, JAG, Kim Dynasty, Kim Jong-un, Korea, Korean Conflict, Military, North Korea's nukes, Regime change, Russia on Korea, Stalin, United States | Tagged | 19 Comments

Experts aren’t always impartial or very expert.


On December 6th in Williams v. Illinois, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument on expert witness issues. As noted at SCOTUS Blog, Plain English Issue: Whether a court violates a criminal defendant’s rights under the Confrontation Clause [Sixth Amendment] … Continue reading

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Reminiscences of a Senescent Former JAG officer


When I went away to college in 1959, I joined the Army ROTC because I was concerned about the probability of being drafted and preferred to serve eventually as an officer rather than as an enlisted man. I had no … Continue reading

Posted in Army, JAG, Korea, Military justice | 3 Comments