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This text is designed to present a balanced view of military law to the student. The student is presented with textual material, extracts of statutes and reading materials, actual legal cases, and discussion problems. The student should seek to understand the philosophy and purpose of military law. The legal areas, cases, and points of law discussed are used merely as a teaching vehicle to develop an understanding of the law; the text is not designed for rote memorization of specific items or rules. The development of military law “skills," such as filling out the forms or knowledge of specific procedural actions, will be left to the branch basic course.
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The "Small Detachment" Problem: 1776-1786.
The Constitution and Its Aftermath: 1776–1806 __
Common Law Felonies: 1806-1874---
Common Law Felonies in Peace Time: 1874-1916 - 6
Unification of the Armed Forces: 1920-1950
Events Leading to Passage of 1968 Military
The Supreme Court and Military Law
The Place of Law in American Military Society -- 15
Today's Military Judicial System
The Uniform Code of Military Justice_-_-_-_ 16
The Manual for Courts-Martial.
3. ALTERNATIVES TO COURTS-MARTIAL ---- 25
Violation or Failure to Obey a Lawful
General Order or Regulation (Art. 92(1)).
Failure to Obey Other Lawful Orders (Art. 92(2))
Offenses Involving Funds and Property of the
Military Property of the United States—
Loss, Damage, Destruction, or Wrongful
Selling or Otherwise Disposing of Military
Frauds Against the Government (Art.
The General Articles (Art. 133 and 134)_____
Conduct Unbecoming an Officer and a
Customary Law of War and the Hague and