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what is article 80 ucmj

Date : 13-03-2023

Article 80 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) outlines the offense of "Attempts." Specifically, it states that "any person subject to this chapter who attempts to commit any offense punishable by this chapter shall be punished as a court-martial may direct, unless otherwise specifically prescribed."

This means that if a military member attempts to commit a crime that is punishable under the UCMJ, they can still be charged and punished even if the attempt was not successful. The severity of the punishment will be determined by a court-martial, which may take into account the nature of the attempted offense and other factors.