When it looks like Kaffee has no where to go with his questioning, Jessup leaves the stand and begins to walk away, thinking he has outsmarted Kaffee, but Kaffee and Judge Randolph order him back. Against the advice of Jo and Sam, Kaffee continues to press Jessup regarding contradictions in his previous statements: "If you gave an order that Santiago was not to be touched, and your orders are always followed, then why would Santiago be in danger?" Jessup becomes visibly agitated at the question, realizing that he's been caught, but Kaffee continues to pressure him, shouting several times, "Did you order the Code Red?!" Enraged, Jessup finally bursts. "You're damn right I did!", he shouts, sealing his fate. Jessup is subsequently arrested, while Dawson and Downey are cleared of the murder charges but found guilty of "conduct unbecoming a United States Marine" and dishonorably discharged. As Dawson leaves the courtroom, he salutes Kaffee, finally showing him respect as an officer. In the final scene, Captain Ross announces on his way out that he's going to have Lt. Kendrick (Kiefer Sutherland) arrested for perjury. Kaffee takes one last affectionate look around the courtroom and walks out, too.