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Twelve days ago, Peter Singer broke the story here, that private military contractors were going to be subject to the same laws as soldiers. Since then, big media outlets from the Boston Globe to the Financial Times have picked up on Singer’s scoop. Today, it’s the Washington Post’s turn. The paper puts the story on […]

Soldiers’ Justice Spreads

by hambling on January 12, 2007

More big media outlets are picking up on — and adding to — Peter Singer’s Defense Tech scoop, that private military members with now be subject to the same laws as American soldiers. There may even be a test case coming up, sooner than we all thought. Virginian-Pilot: As pressure grows in Congress to hold […]

The Boston Globe and Defense News have picked up on Peter Singer’s scoop — that military contractors are now going to be subject to soldiers’ justice. Neither the Globe nor Defense News could find any big defense contractor to comment on the five-word change to the law, spearheaded by Senator Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina […]

If you haven’t had a chance yet, go check out the comments to Peter Singer’s story on the private military contractors who will now have to face soldiers’ justice. A few samples: My CO had a very interesting way of making sure the civilian contractors in his area to behave. Before he came the civilian […]

WaPo: “New allegations of detainee abuse at Guantanamo Bay released by the FBI on Tuesday put private contractors at the center of interrogation operations, raising questions once again about where they fit in the military’s chain of command.” Contractors have traditionally not been subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the body of laws […]