Thursday, December 26, 2013
(Honolulu, HI) -- President Obama is signing off on legislation that gives the Pentagon more than half-a-trillion dollars for the 2014 fiscal year. The National Defense Authorization Act includes several measures that adjust the ways the military justice system handles sexual assaults. Those measures include a rule that forbids military commanders from overturning jury convictions. The act also makes it easier to transfer prisoners from Guantanamo Bay to other countries.