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FayObserver reports that:

An Army major who allegedly told another soldier that his fellow jury members in an October court-martial acted improperly and with an agenda testified Thursday that he never made such an allegation.

Pvt. Justin A. Boyle – a sergeant before having his rank stripped – was convicted in October of involuntary manslaughter and conspiracy for his role in the death of Pfc. Luke Brown.

Boyle was one of seven soldiers accused of accidentally killing an intoxicated Brown while trying to subdue him to get him home after a night of drinking at the Ugly Stick Saloon on Raeford Road. Prosecutors said the choke hold Boyle used caused Brown’s death.

DoD PAO reports that:

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has directed the Defense Department immediately to implement 26 interim recommendations of an independent panel he appointed to look into the Nov. 5 shooting spree at Fort Hood, Texas, Pentagon officials said today.

Courtesy of CAAFLog here is a "fact sheet" on the SEAL trials.