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by Dr. Alexis Dickinson III 4 min read

Stacking the Deck?

The court found four admirals had a hand in the final panel: Zukunft; Vice Adm. Manson K. Brown, then-commander of Coast Guard Pacific Area & Defense Forces West; Rear Adm. Christopher Colvin, then-Pacific Area deputy commander; and Rear Adm. June Ryan, then-Pacific Area chief of staff.

Congressional Pressure

Eugene Fidell, a former Coast Guard judge advocate who now teaches military justice at Yale Law School, told it is instructive to look at the timing of the original trial, which took place as Congress moved aggressively to curtail sexual assault in the military.