Factual error: Lt. Caffey (Tom Cruise) wants the two marines to plead guilty and take a deal because he doesn't want the to "spend the rest of their lives in Leavenworth (prison)." The United States Disciplinary Barracks is indeed located in Leavenworth, Kansas. And the US Army and US Air Force send convicted felons there to do their time. However, Marines and members of the United States Navy are sent to Portsmouth Naval Prison in New Hampshire. It is run by the Marines.
Two US soldiers (LCpl Dawson and PFC Downey) are accused of murdering a third one (PFC Santiago). They claim they weren't murdering him, they were giving him a 'Code Red' by an order given them by their CO, Col. Jessup.
Lt. Daniel Kaffe defends them - he is famous for never having been in a courtroom. Downey's aunt asks LtCmdr Galloway to represent his nephew, this way Galloway can push Kaffee to take the case seriously.
However, Kaffee changes his behaviour only when they meet Col. Jessup, a most arrogant man.
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