Here is an iconic dialogue from the movie "**A Few Good Men**"  
>Lt. Kafee: Did u order the CODE RED?  
Col. Jessup: YOU GODDAMN RIGHT I DID!  

My question is whether the evidence against Colonel Nathan Jessup sufficient & compact to prosecute him & acquit the two marines?  
  
During the coarse of the hearing, it is sufficiently proved that "**Code Red**" is an unofficial disciplinary action conducted at Gitmo. So Col. Jessup says he ordered it.  
In the confrontation b/w Kafee & Jessup leading up to the above dialogue, Jessup froth about the rigid chain of command within the Armed Forces with "**We follow orders or PEOPLE DIE**".   
In the movie, the court takes this bit of information & combines it with Code Red confession in order to prosecute Jessup. Given that Code Red is confirmed by many men, this chain of command is not proved or endorsed by anybody other than Jessup. So it must stand as his interpretation of the chain of command & not a fact & therefore not a confession.   
  
So even though I as a viewer in a theater wants to "Punch in the face" Jack Nicholson for his amazing portrayal of Colonel Nathan Jessup, how can an unbiased court in the film prosecute him with the evidence at hand.  
  
Also, what kind of punishment was he likely to get after his conviction?  
  
I am not looking for opinionated answers but plot explanations/ inconsistencies/holes if any