The Department of Defense Law of War Program is very specific in stating its purpose.
“It is DoD policy that. . . All reportable incidents committed by or against U.S. personnel, enemy persons, or any other individual are reported promptly, investigated thoroughly, and, where appropriate, remedied by corrective action.”
This is the biggest laugh since the oath of office that obliges those who swear by it to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic [and] that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same.” (See http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/3331).
On June 8, 2005 we submitted our War Crimes Report to the Department of Defense anticipating that since the DoD Law of War Program is the governing authority we would soon be receiving a call from the US Navy Judge Advocate General telling us where to report to provide the evidence and sworn testimony that support the allegations contained in the War Crimes Report.
The response we received from the US Navy Judge Advocate General is that they were not going to investigate the allegations contained in the War Crimes Report is because they already investigated them in 1967 during the US Navy Court of Inquiry that was conducted as a result of the attack on our ship.
You tell me. Have the allegations contained in the War Crimes Report been investigated by the Court of Inquiry?
Has the US Navy Judge Advocate General lived up to its obligation under the DoD Law of War Program?
Why has the US Navy Judge Advocate General ignored the proffered testimony of the officers and crew of an entire ship?