The American involvement in Vietnam generated intense soul-searching, questioning, and argument among various segments of American society. In particular, the My Lai cases and other incidents focused public attention upon the existing system of military criminal law. 1 Many Americans, having little or no professional contact with the Armed Forces, were exposed to highly misleading and inaccurate generalizations and conceptualizations concerning a system that "is now a sophisticated system of justice. "2
Poydasheff, Robert S.
"Military Justice: A Reinforcer of Discipline,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 29
, Article 9.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol29/iss1/9