Can't provide a link because I heard this on Radio 4 news at about 1800. CGS has strongly condemned any accusations of political influence in military prosecutions. The subject was apparently raised at a Defence Correspondents' Association lunch at the Cavalry & Guards Club, to which CGS had been invited as the principal guest, in advance of presentation of the Armed Forces Bill in a couple of weeks time. The BBC's defence correspondent reported that, though General Sir Mike would not discuss specifics of individual cases, he apparently became very angry at suggestions there had been any political influence and it was a slander and calumny against the APA to suggest this was the case. [Quote marks not included as I am going from memory of what was said by the corr. in question.] The Defence Correspondents' Association was formed when Malcolm Rifkind was Minister for Defence, against the best efforts of the civvy MoD minders, in an attempt to have some sort of similar access to the MoD that the Parliamentary Lobby Correspondents have and that US defense correspondents have at the Pentagon. Membership was strictly limited and members, then, had their own passes to MoD Main Building, which were held at the front desk.