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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General Crowder's testimony before Congress supports the argument that Article of War 15, and thus Article 21 of the UCMJ, is a recognition of the jurisdiction of military commissions to try alleged violations of the laws of war.
The reference in the 15th Article of War to `offenders or offenses that .
228) The current UCMJ Article 118 (Murder) would not be applicable to the soldiers at No Gun Ri, whereas Article of War 92 (Murder-Rape) would be.
Q: I am required to caution each witness during an investigation of his rights with respect to the twenty-fourth Article of War.