A number of folks have sent me tips with news reports, including this story from the Los Angeles Times, about a major review of the UCMJ in progress within the Pentagon. This is old news.
Back in November I wrote that SECDEF orders comprehensive review of the UCMJ. This Secretary’s review is actually one of two separate ongoing reviews of the military justice system (the other is being conducted by the Response Systems to Adult Sexual Crimes Panel, created by Sec. 576 of the FY13 NDAA).
Both reviews were discussed by the Joint Service Committee representatives at the 2014 Code Committee meeting. My notes from the meeting (and a scan of the JSC’s slide deck that was provided as a handout) are in this post from March.
Notably, the JSC reported that the folks conducting the review ordered by the SECDEF are called the “Military Justice Review Group,” and that Senior Judge Effron of CAAF will direct the Group (a fact contained in the LA Times story).