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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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Pretrial hearings are held for investigators to probe a case before deciding whether the suspect should be court-martialed.
It was not uncommon for active duty members to be court-martialed for minor disciplinary infractions several times and then returned to the front-line of combat.
court-martialed and convicted for his participation in the
Waddle -- already relieved of his command the day after the collision -- not be court-martialed.
Most recently, three Marines were court-martialed June 23 with two others facing charges at Twentynine Palms Ground Combat Center in the Mojave Desert.
Sixty-three African-American Soldiers believed to be responsible for the riot--and the deaths--were subsequently court-martialed in the "largest murder trial in the history of the United States.