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View of Georgetown campus from the Virginia side of the Potomac

View of Georgetown campus from the Virginia side of the Potomac

Security & Intelligence Studies

This guide may be used by researchers who are searching information, data, primary sources, and general resources on the subjects of Intelligence, National Security, Terrorism and sources for U.S. Military.

Military Law

Courts-martial are military tribunals convened to hear criminal cases against members of the U.S. armed forces.  Military commissions try cases against enemy combatants.  Courts-martial do not hear civil suits, but only criminal violations under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).  They operate under the procedural rules laid out in the Manual for Court-Matial (MCM).

Military Appellate Courts

The Courts of Criminal Appeals are intermediate appellate courts that conduct a mandatory review of cases where the convening authority has approved a court-martial conviction in which the sentence extends to death, bad conduct or dishonorable discharge, dismissal of an officer, or confinement for one year or more.  Each branch of the military maintains its own appellate court.

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