Forwarded from Anthony (query)

Louis Proyect lnp3 at
Sat Mar 29 18:36:06 MST 2003

A question about the death penalty for desertion from the US military. The
quote posted by Lou Paulsen says, "Any person found guilty of desertion or
attempt to desert shall be punished, if the offense is committed in time of
war, by death or such other punishment as a court-martial may direct ..."

I wonder how the military code defines "time of war", does this mean a war
constitutionally declared by an Act of Congress? Or does it refer to any
armed action by the USA?


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