5:21 PM (4 hours ago)
This is interesting. Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, there are three type of Court Martial. A General Court Martial is what most people, who have seen the movies, are familiar with. However, there are two others. A Special Court Martial is one that is comprised of three or more officers and a military judge, and a Summary Court Martial is just one officer who does all the judge, jury, and decision. In my Army days, I was a Summary Court officer, so you can assume that it is just the lower-end of the seriousness spectrum. The appointment by the Pentagon of a two-star officer to investigate, as it is being done in this instance, is to investigate the matter to determine if in fact an actual military infraction has, or has not occurred. If there is an issue that is violation of proper conduct, then this two-star officer will refer the matter to the appropriate degree of military justice. For more information on this process, here is a good link: - http://www.military.com/benefits/military-legal-matters/courts-martial-explained.html Now, it may be wise for the goons-on-the-couch at Fox News to shut up and let this matter be handled as it should be.
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