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Military Injustice

The Army increasingly allows soldiers charged with violent crimes to leave the military rather than face trial

A federal watchdog called for ending the practice nearly 50 years ago, but the military pushed back. Now, soldiers leave the Army with a negative discharge, avoiding possible federal conviction and with little record of the allegations against them.

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Unheeded calls

One accusation, then another

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“I don’t remember feeling hope”

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Moving forward

History of these separations

About the data: How we analyzed administrative separations in lieu of court-martial

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