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  • Closing arguments heard at Arab American Marine's court-martial

    Closing arguments heard at Arab American Marine's court-martial
    Disillusioned with the Marine Corps and fearing he would die in combat, an Arab American Marine deserted his unit in Iraq in 2004 and fled to his native Lebanon, a Marine prosecutor told a court-martial Friday. Marine Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun made...
  • Court strikes down Guantanamo conviction of Australian detainee held for 5 years

    Court strikes down Guantanamo conviction of Australian detainee held for 5 years
    An appeals court on Wednesday struck down the terrorism conviction of Australian David Hicks, reversing one of the few successful prosecutions of a prisoner before a U.S. military court at the Navy base at Guantanamo Bay. The U.S. Court of Military...
  • Guantanamo 9/11 case resumes despite CIA-linked interpreter

    Guantanamo 9/11 case resumes despite CIA-linked interpreter
    A military judge allowed the Sept. 11 war crimes case to proceed Wednesday over objections from defense lawyers alarmed at the discovery a courtroom interpreter previously worked at a CIA "black site" where detainees were subjected to brutal...
  • Pentagon reports lower rate of sex assaults on midshipmen

    Pentagon reports lower rate of sex assaults on midshipmen
    Incidents of unwanted sexual contact at the Naval Academy fell last year, the Pentagon said Wednesday, and a greater proportion of alleged victims came forward to report that they had been attacked. Officials said those trends show they are making...
  • Publicity complicates jury selection for 3 major U.S. trials

    Texas lived up to its reputation for swift justice by taking just three days to seat a jury for the trial of the man charged with killing the former Navy SEAL depicted in "American Sniper." But jury selection in two other major U.S. cases is taking much...
  • Let 'em rot in hell

    Tom Cotton, the still new U.S. senator from Arkansas, combat veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, native of Yell County (just like "True Grit's" Mattie Ross), graduate of Dardanelle High and Harvard University (both undergraduate and law school),...
  • ACLU, military women's group sue Defense Department for Naval Academy records on female midshipmen

    ACLU, military women's group sue Defense Department for Naval Academy records on female midshipmen
    Advocates for military women are suing the Department of Defense for information about how the Naval Academy and the other military service academies recruit female students — part of a campaign, they say, to expose ongoing gender bias at the...
  • Obama's renewed push to close Guantanamo prison is seen as promising

    Obama's renewed push to close Guantanamo prison is seen as promising
    President Obama has recharged his campaign for closing the Guantanamo Bay detention center with a strategy legal experts say holds out new hope of achieving that signature objective of his presidency. After years of being thwarted by Congress from...
  • Osceola arrests of Army recruiters part of nationwide pattern of sexual misconduct

    Osceola arrests of Army recruiters part of nationwide pattern of sexual misconduct
    The recent arrests of two Army recruiters in Osceola County charged with having sex with a 17-year-old girl highlight a nationwide pattern of sexual misconduct by military recruiters. The recruiters, Christopher Doner, 30, and John Back, 33, started...
  • Army general to decide if Bowe Bergdahl should face charges

    Army general to decide if Bowe Bergdahl should face charges
    The Army has referred its findings on the disappearance of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to a senior official who will determine whether Bergdahl will face criminal charges, it was announced Monday. The case is being sent to a general courts-martial convening...
  • Sept. 11 detainees in Guantanamo get copies of CIA torture report

    As defense attorneys for five alleged Sept. 11 plotters began sharing the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture with their clients in Guantanamo Bay, a U.S. military prosecutor predicted the findings will make the trial more transparent....