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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The next section of that chapter specified: the said troops shall be governed by the rules and articles of war, which have been established by the United States in Congress assembled, or by such rules and articles of war as may hereafter by law be established.
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His careful distinctions among the Articles of War, the laws of war, the Uniform Code of Military Justice, presidential orders, and so forth illuminate many important aspects of the relationships among the president's and Congress' responsibilities, limitations, and powers.
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7) The decisions from the World War II era, especially Ex parte Quirin (8) and In re Yamashita, (9) pointed in one direction (10)--that existing Articles of War legislation had authorized military commissions as an exercise of the President's common law military power, and that courts-martial provided a concurrent means for trying war criminals that did not alter the traditional role for military commissions.
Following a brief discussion of ten areas of interest in the investigation of early modern civilian justice, Eder proceeds to give more detailed examinations of the relationships between the civilian and naval justice systems, the evolution of the statutory basis for naval courts-martial from 1652 to the Articles of War of 1749, the workings of naval tribunals, their patterns of crime and punishment, and their unexpected leniency in capital or potentially capital cases.
Last week, the lower-ranking soldiers entered into a plea bargain with military prosecutors, pleading guilty to three violations of the Articles of War in exchange for dropping the mutiny charges against them.
I create luminous images in my mind of whole armies of soldiers throwing their weapons and helmets and articles of war into huge pits.