The Policy of Employing Military Tribunals

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The Policy of Employing Military Tribunals
PPP8380: Synthesis Paper 1
The policy of employing military tribunals to prosecute certain kinds of cases in wartime is not a new policy in the United States. Military tribunals have been a part of American policy since the Revolutionary War, when they were employed by George Washington (Thacher, 1854, p. 221). Such tribunals were also utilized during the Civil War and both World Wars. However, in each of these cases, military tribunals have been viewed as transitory components of wartime justice, to be dispensed with during peacetime (Singh, 2003, p. 475).
From 9/11 onwards, military tribunals have become an established part of American policy. What is new about the policy of tribunals in the...
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.....-judicial and extra-legislative power to itself.
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