Military Law Manual: Authority to order courts-martial resides with the Commander-in-Chief

OFFICERS MIGHT BE PROSECUTORS, BUT THEIR AUTHORITY COMES FROM THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF by Sharon Rondeau (Sept. 19, 2010) —William Winthrop was a colonel in the United States Army who wrote a treatise entitled Military Law and Precedents first published in 1880 as a compilation of JAG opinions.  The second edition was published in 1920 but shows […]