NIMJ analyzed the changes made in the 2010 Manual for Military Commissions. The report can be found here. The majority of the changes in the Manual correspond to changes made in the Military Commissions Act of 2009. Some of the major changes in the Manual include:

  • Military Commission may not apply detention prior to the military commission as time served.
  • An added comment to several offenses regarding violations of the law of war.
  • Learned counsel required in death penalty cases.
  • Deletion of the 2007 comment that said an accused could plead guilty and receive a death senetence.

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