A Few Good Men

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A Few Good Men “You can’t handle the truth!” This is the famous quote from this movie that is still remembered to this day. In this 1992 film, it shows people that the government cannot get away with things just because they have powerful influences. One man decided to stand up to the government and came out victorious. Here is how the story went. Daniel "Danny" Kaffee is an U.S. Navy lawyer who takes lead of the defense in the court-martial of two Marines, Louden Downey and Harold Dawson who are accused of murdering a fellow Marine, William Santiago at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. The base is under the command of Nathan R. Jessup. Santiago goes above his superiors to ask for a transfer in exchange for information on Dawson firing a possibly illegal shot towards the Cuban side of the island. When the transfer request is seen by the base's senior commanders, there is an argument between Santiago's commander, Jonathan Kendrick, and Jessup's executive officer, Matthew Andrew Markinson. Markinson states that Santiago should be transferred for safety reasons, but Jessup says that this could cost lives. Jessup also states that the officers have a duty to ensure that all personnel are well-trained, so he orders Kendrick to see that Santiago shows improvement on the next evaluation, or he would be held responsible. Kaffee initially tries to step down as lead counsel for the defense. His argument being that since he cannot prove that any order was given for the assault, making a legal stand simply because he believes the Marines did as they were told was a foolish act. He soon changes his mind though after Dawson and Downey say they were ordered by Lieutenant Kendrick, under the orders of Jessup, to shave Santiago's head just minutes after Kendrick ordered the platoon not to touch Santiago. Santiago's death was caused when a rag was shoved into his

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