Professor Gary Solis — a renowned expert on war crimes, a professor at Georgetown Law, and a retired Marine judge advocate — testified as a defense sentencing witness at today’s Green proceedings, as discussed in this AP article. The article provides this synopsis of his testimony:
Solis, who teaches law at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., said facing such stressful conditions can impair a soldier’s judgment, especially when the unit lacks leadership.
“It’s not long before judgment is degraded,” said Solis, a veteran of two tours in Vietnam. “That’s what leaders are for. To help soldiers.”