Executive Order 10149

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By virtue of the authority vested in me by Article of War 45, Chapter II, Act of June 4, 1920, 41 Stat. 759, 796, and as President of the United States, I hereby suspend until further order, as to offenses hereafter committed by persons under the command of, or within any area controlled by, the Commander in Chief, Far East, or any of his successors in command, the limitations prescribed by the Table of Maximum Punishments, paragraph 117c, of the Manual for Courts-Martial, U.S. Army, 1949 (prescribed by Executive Order No. 10020 of December 7, 1948, and adopted for use in the Department of the Air Force by Executive Order No. 10026 of January 4, 1949), upon punishments for violations of Articles of War 58, 59, 61, 64, 65, and 86, relating, respectively, to desertion, aiding or advising another to desert, absence without leave, assaulting or willfully disobeying a superior officer, insubordinate conduct toward a noncommissioned officer, and misbehavior of sentinels.

Signature of Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman
The White House,
August 8, 1950.


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