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court-martial:

see military lawmilitary law,
system of rules established for the government of persons in the armed forces. In most countries the legislature establishes the code of military law. It is distinguished from both martial law (rule by domestic military forces over an area) and military government
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The members of the War Council eventually persuaded themselves troops would be needed to take Turkish defenses along the Gallipoli Peninsula if the naval attack faltered.
Obama is set to announce his decision on strategy "in the coming weeks", Robert Gibbs, the White House spokesman, said after the war council meeting on Monday.
Based on the historic and statutory role of TJAGs, War Council members should not have been surprised that judge advocates had a voice in legal-policy formation.
But the plan collided with Iraq's ferocious unravelling, which took most of Bush's war council by surprise (see sbme1-IraqFallingdownJan8-07).
OMNITEC will continue to support the NAE War Council, and the Naval Capabilities Development Process (NCDP) charged with analyzing future warfighting capability requirements and alignment of NAVAIR and NAE strategic initiatives to the Navy's 21st century operating construct, Sea Power 21.
A picture of a deeply divided war council emerges, as the 'hawks' from the Pentagon clash with the Secretary of State, Colin Powell, and the more dovish State Department.
Timber was a primary commodity for battleships, gunstocks and packing crates for military transport, so the war council wanted to mobilize civilian support for preventing forest fires.
Just before the end of 1914, British Lt-Col Maurice Hankey, Secretary to the War Council, came up with a paper which observed that since the Allies were not killing more men than the Germans on the Western Front that perhaps an end-run using sea power in Turkey or the Balkans might be in order.
Bush, his war council and allies launched a pre-emptive attack to topple Saddam Hussein and occupy Iraq.
Churchill, though, had been an MP since 1900, had held the office of Home Secretary and been a member of the War Council in the First World War when the failure of the Dardanelles campaign led to his rejoining the army.
On 12 March 1941, John Curtin signed a statement by the bipartisan War Council on the desperate nature of war situation.
The NCWC was originally the National Catholic War Council, then Welfare Council, but its abiding title was National Catholic Welfare Conference, in deference both to the fear of the Holy See that it would assume juridical authority as a "council," as well as to those bishops who feared its existence would compromise their diocesan autonomy.