Articles of War

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Articles of War

Codes created to prescribe the manner in which the Armed Services of a nation are to be governed.

For example, the Uniform Code of Military Justice is an article of war applied to the Army, the Navy, the Coast Guard, and the Air Force of the United States.


Military Law.

ARTICLES OF WAR. The name commonly given to a code made for the government of the army. The act of April 10, 1806, 2 Story's Laws U. S. 992, contains the rules and articles by which the armies of the United States shall be governed. The act of April 23, 1800, 1 Story's L. U. S. 761, contains the rules and regulations for the government of the navy of the United States.

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Prior to the enactment of the UCMJ, the Articles of War also permitted prosecution of enlisted members for such an offense.
Congress codified the Articles of War by enacting the UCMJ in 1950 (12) but it made no changes in the Articles dealing with military commissions or the procedures governing them.
A similar arrangement is being worked out for the 67 junior officers who are also facing trial for violation of the Articles of War.
In the case of the eight Germans tried in 1942, they were charged with four crimes: one against the "law of war," two against the Articles of War (81st and 82nd), and one involving conspiracy.
The Supreme Court recognized that the president does have statutory authority, under Articles of War established by Congress, to authorize the use of military tribunals to prosecute enemy agents.
The military has its own body of law that could conceivably apply, beginning with the Articles of War, the criminal statutes which the UCMJ replaced.
1919 The military revises the Articles of War to make sodomy a felony, The same year a sting operation conducted at the naval station in Newport, R.
Congress, which has the power "to make rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces," recognized that critical difference when it promulgated the 1951 Uniform Code of Military Justice, the successor to the Articles of War that had governed the military since its beginnings.
16) The first comprehensive articles of war were promulgated by Richard 11 in 1385.
8) Congress first exercised its authority under Article I, section 8, in 1789, when it expressly recognized the then existing Articles of War and made them applicable to the Army.