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Why was Dawson not called to testify that he was ordered to operate Code Red?

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Because there is no such thing as a Code Red, officially! – KeyBrd Basher Aug 21 '13 at 14:10
@KeyBrdBasher- But Downey was called for the same reason! He testified that he was ordered to perform code red, but not by Jessup but by Dawson. So I worried why Dawson was not called. – Ramit Aug 21 '13 at 16:18
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Dawson was not called to testify as a legal maneuver. Criminal defense lawyers know when to withhold a testimony by the accused, because that would open up the prosecution's questions of his character. Dawson had the illegal fence-line shooting in his recent history where he shot at his counterpart. This was the same shooting Santiago reported, and was using to bargain his release from detail at Guantanamo.

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