Don Christensen

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Don Christensen is president of Protect Our Defenders and Colonel, Judge Advocate General’s Corps U.S. Air Force (Retired).

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Military Justice

The Division of Authority Between the Special Trial Counsel and Commanders Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice: Planning Now for the Next Phase of Reform

In late 2021, Congress reformed the military justice system in a way that materially alters the traditional division of prosecutorial responsibility between nonlawyer military commanders and uniformed lawyers. Now that the dust has settled, it is important to take stock of the reforms agreed upon, and the ones left out.