Questionable Conduct: Criminals, Rogues and Victims of Military Justice
Author: James E. Wise Jr., Scott Baron
Publisher: US Naval Institute Press
Release Date: April 15, 2014
Throughout American military history there have been incidents whereby men and women of all the armed services have run afoul of the system. "Questionable Conduct" recounts stories of individuals who found themselves in an adversarial position with the United States military. Each legal case is unique in circumstance, but all have in common the component of soldiers versus the military hierarchy. Some individuals were acquitted and others were convicted, with penalties ranging from imprisonment to death. A portion of incidents were covered up by the military or by superiors. What is similar about all of the cases is that each one serves as an illustration that ensuring military justice, especially in the midst of armed conflict, is both a challenge and a necessity in a free society.