By Clint Lorance, Foreign Policy Analyst & former Army Officer February 11th, 2020
service has its own court of criminal appeals. This is usually a panel
of three uniformed field-grade officers in the rank of lieutenant
colonel or colonel, and their job is to review the thousands of
courts-martial convictions. They review cases for legal error, factual
sufficiency, and sentence appropriateness. Incredibly, a sitting member of congress, himself a former military
judge, told me those courts are “check the block” and “have been for a
In this case, though, the court stepped up and acted. I was surprised
to see these sycophant Army officers do the right thing for once.
Anyone who has served in the Army will tell you: senior officers are
bureaucratic butt-kissers. The enlisted men and women, and the junior
officers, are the ones who suffer. The senior officers care about one
thing and one thing only: their careers.......To Read More....