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Stars & Stripes: Gillibrand determined to force change in military justice system, but it’s an uphill battle

Stars & Stripes reports:

The debate over a commander’s role in the military justice system isn’t over.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s legislative efforts to remove prosecutorial authority from commanders in most serious crimes failed last year, but the Democrat from New York will reintroduce her bill during the new session of Congress, which begins today.

And while Gillibrand is determined to force change, she will face even more hurdles pushing the bill forward as a member of the minority party.

Read the full article at Stars & Stripes’ website.