Shorter version also published in : Military justice in the modern age / ed. by Alison Duxbury, Matthew Groves
In this chapter, Christopher Jenks highlights the disparity in charges for similar violations of the laws of war committed by US service members and enemy belligerents. He explains the incentives behind such charging practice and poses the important question as to whether narrowing the accountability gap and increasing transparency may better serve the military’s interest.
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