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Investigations of the National War Effort:
Report of the Committee on Military Affairs
House of Representatives, Seventy-Ninth Congress

2nd Session, Pursuant to H. Res. 2, A Resolution Authorizing the Committee on Military Affairs to Study the Progress of the National
War Effort

June 1946

In June 1946 the House Committee on Military Affairs, Chairman Congressman Andrew J. May, issued the report, Investigations of the National War Effort, for member’s use only. In addition to an overview of the history of the articles of war and a brief description of the system of courts martial, the report devotes the largest section of the report to a discussion of the defects of the military justice system as it existed and was implemented during the Second World War. Twelve specific defects are listed, with several cases cited in detail. The report concludes with sixteen recommendations, the first two and most important, pertaining to the functions of the Judge Advocate General’s Department and the creation of a tribunal to correct injustices. (Library of Congress Call Number KF32 .M5 1946 and OCLC Number 276301252)

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