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‘Trust Us’ in All Matters of Justice

  • December 1, 2017

The commission in session hearing the case of the men and woman charged in killing President Abraham Lincoln.  The proceeding was not a trial, very different rules apply.  The United States still employs military commissions in terrorist cases involving foreign…

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The Less Than Honorable Solution — Now

  • July 11, 2017

Secretary David Shulkin's announcement that the VA was showing long-overdue compassion in treating  veterans with "bad paper discharges" in mental health emergencies has finally started. Think:  Suicide prevention as the key reason. But realize it's but a baby step in…

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A Cautionary Tale for Journalists

  • May 7, 2017

The summer issue of MHQ, The Quarterly Journal of Military History has a cautionary tale for journalists in a time of war.  In this case, it was Thomas Knox, a reporter for the nation's leading newspaper, the New York Herald…

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