That's the whole problem with STONE'S deal, just as you laid out, by STONE's own words: "I am thinking of the good of the Service", he is also saying he is willing to create a cover-up and impede the entire moral and legal base of the culture, by offering:
1) No JUSTICE for Finney
2) No TRUTH for Finneys family, and society as a whole
3) As PUNISHMENT for MURDER 1,...a Desk Job with Benefits?
Hell even KIRK, is ready to desk STONE as one corrupt M.F.: "So that's how we do it now,... just swept it under the rug"
SCENE OF THE REAL CRIME FROM 'COURT MARTIAL'