EXECUTIVE
ORDER
EO 13447
Effective Date: October 02, 2007

Responsible Office: Office of the General Counsel
Subject: Further 2007 Amendments to the Manual for Courts-Martial US

Further 2007 Amendments to the Manual for Courts-
                Martial, United States

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, including chapter 47 of title 10, United 
                States Code (Uniform Code of Military Justice, 10 
                U.S.C. 801-946), and in order to prescribe amendments 
                to the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States, 
                prescribed by Executive Order 12473, as amended, it is 
                hereby ordered as follows:

                Section 1. The second subparagraph of paragraph 4, of 
                Part I, of the Manual for Courts-Martial, United 
                States, as amended by section 2 of Executive Order 
                13262 of April 11, 2002, is amended by striking the 
                third sentence.

                Sec. 2. Parts II, III, and IV of the Manual for Courts- 
                Martial, United States, are amended as described in the 
                Annex attached and made a part of this order.

                Sec. 3. These amendments shall take effect on October 
                1, 2007.

                (a) Nothing in these amendments shall be construed to 
                make punishable any act done or omitted prior to 
                October 1, 2007, that was not punishable when done or 
                omitted.

                (b) Nothing in these amendments shall be construed to 
                invalidate any nonjudicial punishment proceedings, 
                restraint, investigation, referral of charges, trial in 
                which arraignment occurred, or other action begun prior 
                to October 1, 2007, and any such nonjudicial 
                punishment, restraint, investigation, referral of 
                charges, trial, or other action may proceed in the same 
                manner and with the same effect as if these amendments 
                had not been prescribed.
                
                
                    President, George Bush

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    September 28, 2007.

		

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