This episode seemed to be a whole lot of boring. It continues what seemed to be the season 10 theme of pursuing Bin Laden, Taliban, etc. Once again we see VERY little of General Cresswell. When Admiral Chegwidden was JAG we would often see Harm and Mac consulting with him and using his wisdom as almost like their conscience but that has been lost in this season. The General gives the assignments and that about covers it. The strength of this episode would be the use of Islamic law as the backdrop for the trial. It goes to show how much we do not understand about that culture.
Lastly, the "recall" of Big Bud was ridiculous. He served his 30 years and has been out of the military since before the show started so that places him in late fifties. Add in the court-martial he faced and it gets quite unbelievable that the Navy would been his warehousing abilities.