The constitutional case for military tribunals

Today’s U.S. military tribunals are fair and balanced, according to Brigadier General Mark Martins, the chief prosecutor of military commissions. “These are not the exclusive terror courts that some may have thought about 10 years ago,” he explained. “What you have now is an accountable institution that is commensurate with our highest values of justice under the law.”

Martins addressed the role of the reformed military commissions and the constant tension between public opinion and national security last Thursday evening in the Raytheon Amphitheater. The event—sponsored by the Doctor of Law and Policy program in the College of Professional Studies—drew …read more