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Stories with subject: Military legal affairs
  • Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 3:09 am
  • WASHINGTON - The Senate's forthcoming report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

  • Soldier faces hearing in killings of Iraqi boys 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 2:17 am
  • JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Washington - A U.S. soldier accused of deliberately killing two unarmed teenage boys as they herded cattle in Iraq seven years ago is due in military court.

  • Govt must turn over info on CIA prisons to defense 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 7:28 pm
  • FORT MEADE, Maryland - Prosecutors must turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a military judge's order released Tuesday.

  • Brazil investigators: death of ex-prez accidental 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 5:23 pm
  • RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's National Truth Commission said Tuesday that its investigation into the 1976 death of former President Juscelino Kubitschek turned up no evidence to support claims his fatal car accident was the work of the country's then-military regime.

  • FBI probe confirmed in 9/11 case at Guantanamo 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 9:07 pm
  • MIAMI - A federal prosecutor confirmed the existence Monday of the FBI investigation that has thrown the Sept. 11 war crimes tribunal at Guantanamo into disarray.

  • Marine accused of prostitute murder goes on trial 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 9:08 am
  • KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii - A Marine charged with the murder of a prostitute visiting Hawaii is scheduled to go on trial this week.

  • 4th US Navy official charged in bribery scheme 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:40 pm
  • SAN DIEGO - A fourth member of the U.S. Navy has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery in a multimillion-dollar scheme involving a Singapore-based defense contractor accused of providing cash, vacations, electronics and prostitutes in exchange for classified information.

  • Manning's conviction, 35-year sentence upheld 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:31 pm
  • An Army general has upheld Private Chelsea Manning's conviction and 35-year prison sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, the Army said Monday.

  • 14 accused of mutiny stand trial in Sierra Leone 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 1:58 pm
  • FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - A court martial of 14 soldiers accused of mutiny has opened in the capital of the West African nation of Sierra Leone.

  • Window opens on secret camp within Guantanamo 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 7:37 pm
  • GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 only once, taken in a van with covered windows on a circuitous trek to disguise the route on the scrub brush-and-cactus covered military base.

  • Soldier sentenced 2 years for sexual misconduct 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 6:16 pm
  • SAN ANTONIO - A military police officer convicted of sexual misconduct at Guantanamo Bay has been sentenced to two years in prison following a court-martial in Texas.

  • Branstad signs military crime report bill into law 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 3:25 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - A bill intended to give victims more power to report sexual abuse and other crimes involving state military personnel and increase transparency within the reporting system has been signed into law.

  • Coast Guard cadet accused of touching classmate 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 4:57 pm
  • NEW LONDON, Connecticut - A U.S Coast Guard Academy cadet should face a court martial for entering the room of a classmate and touching her leg, a government attorney said Wednesday, rejecting defense claims that the cadet accidentally went into what he thought was his girlfriend's room.

  • Holder: Khalid Sheik Mohammad won't be tried in NY 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 6:50 pm
  • NEW YORK - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he still believes Manhattan is the right place to put the self-professed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks on trial but he won't revisit the decision to have his fate decided by a military tribunal instead.

  • Chinese military inspectors find irregularities 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 4:06 am
  • BEIJING - Inspectors have uncovered widespread irregularities and suspected corruption among military units based around Beijing, China's Defense Ministry said Tuesday, a sign that a widening anti-graft campaign that is turning to the sprawling 2.3 million-member People's Liberation Army.

  • Sikorsky pays $3.5 million over Army cost claims 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 4:20 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - Helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has agreed to pay $3.5 million to resolve allegations it violated federal law and inflated the cost of spare parts to the Army, federal prosecutors said Monday.

  • New corps of military lawyers help rape victims 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 12:24 pm
  • FORT BRAGG, North Carolina - As an Army general faced court-martial for sexual assault this month, a young military lawyer sat each day in the front row of the gallery, a few feet behind the prosecutors.

  • Coast Guardsman acquitted during court-martial 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 2:50 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - A Sitka-based Coast Guard petty officer accused of aggravated sexual contact was acquitted during a court-martial.

  • Cadet accused of sex abuse faces hearing in Conn. 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 11:08 am
  • NEW LONDON, Connecticut - The U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London is holding a hearing in the case of a cadet accused of sexually abusing a classmate in September.

  • US official: NY terror case a win for civil courts 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 2:46 am
  • NEW YORK - A jury's conviction of the al-Qaida spokesman who warned Americans that the "storm of airplanes" would not stop after the Sept. 11 attacks prompted Attorney General Eric Holder to claim victory for the civil court system, signaling terror suspects arrested in the future in the U.S. or abroad will routinely face justice in civil courts rather than military tribunals.

  • Trial of Ga. soldier in wife's death enters day 3 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 4:34 am
  • FORT STEWART, Georgia - Witnesses for Army prosecutors are scheduled to take the witness stand for a third day in the court-martial of a Georgia-based soldier charged with killing his pregnant wife so he could pocket $500,000 in life insurance and benefit payments.

  • Army head to decide rank of disgraced general 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 4:29 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The secretary of the Army said Tuesday he will have the final say on whether a disgraced brigadier general at the center of a sexual misconduct case retires at a lower rank with sharply reduced retirement pay.