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May 9, 2013 2:54 PM

Crackdown on military sex assault may have unintended consequences

The scales of military justice might tilt as the Pentagon, Congress and the White House mobilize against sexual assault among the troops. Put another way, it will get tougher for defendants; maybe, some fear, unlawfully so. “What we are seeing now is the complete politicization of military justice in a way that would have shocked the members of Congress who passed the Uniform Code of Military Justice,” said Marine Corps Reserves Maj. Babu Kaza, a prominent military attorney.

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