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