Does our military justice system deal with alleged combat-related crimes too harshly or too leniently?
Our military has been involved in continuous combat operations for the past 8½ years. Over that period, a number of prominent military justice cases have arisen from U.S. servicemembers killing individuals in the theater of operations. Some have argued that the military dealt with such cases too harshly while others have argued that the military justice system has been too lenient. There’s a new entry on the “too harshly” side of the debate — this op-ed by Diana West.