10 U.S. Code § 881. Art. 81. Conspiracy

(a)
Any person subject to this chapter who conspires with any other person to commit an offense under this chapter shall, if one or more of the conspirators does an act to effect the object of the conspiracy, be punished as a court-martial may direct.
(b)
Any person subject to this chapter who conspires with any other person to commit an offense under the law of war, and who knowingly does an overt act to effect the object of the conspiracy, shall be punished, if death results to one or more of the victims, by death or such other punishment as a court-martial or military commission may direct, and, if death does not result to any of the victims, by such punishment, other than death, as a court-martial or military commission may direct.
(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 66; Pub. L. 109–366, § 4(b), Oct. 17, 2006, 120 Stat. 2631.)

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised section

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)

881

50:675.

May 5, 1950, ch. 169, § 1 (Art. 81), 64 Stat. 134.

The words “or persons” are omitted as surplusage, since under section 1 of title 1 words importing the singular may apply to several persons.

Amendments

2006—Pub. L. 109–366 designated existing provisions as subsec. (a) and added subsec. (b).