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JAG Senior Officers Sound Alarm


Eight senior officers from the Office of the Judge Advocate General – the highest military legal authority – sounded an alarm in 2003 in a series of secret meetings with the New York City Bar Association. The career military lawyers complained that the Pentagon had sidelined them because they supported Geneva Convention protections for American prisoners. Retired Rear Adm. John Hutson, judge advocate general from 1997-2000, blames the decision to ignore the Geneva Conventions for “the kind of chaos we’ve seen.”

January 13, 2005