I’d be interested in your thoughts on the effect of this memo, subject line “Integrity of the Military Justice Process,” from SecDef dated August 6, 2013. The memo to the services and various commanders attempts to undo recent unlawful command influence (UCI) charges based on senior military and civilian leadership statements. I think it is too general to undo everything, but I guess this will now be trial counsel Exhibit A in cases like US v. Johnson, see coverage here and here, and other UCI cases based on President Obama’s remarks about desired outcomes of sexual assault cases, additional covarage here (AFCCA in US v. Eller) and here (reports of other cases).
Code 20, in this Sidebar, attempts to make the message a little more pointed and related to sexual assault cases and the President’s comments. Any other services MilJus policy sections attempted to similarly focus the message?