Today the President promulgated the revisions to the Manual for Courts-Martial that the Joint Services Committee proposed in 2004. The revisions amend several RCMs to authorize testimony by remote means in some instances. The revisions also authorize the services to permit Article 39(a) sessions by videoteleconferencing. The President also revised Part IV of the Manual to reflect the recently enacted UCMJ amendments creating the new court-martial offenses of killing an unborn child and stalking, and to further clarify the applicable drunk driving standards.
The changes take effect in 30 days.
Maybe now DOD will issue a revised MCM.