Up periscope

NWA Online reports that:

A Little Rock Air Force Base airman lost his stripes Friday and was ordered to jail for a month after being found guilty of assault for whipping his stepdaughter with a belt and an extension cord, but the military court stopped short of kicking him out of the service.

KWCH News 12 reports:

The Air Force will convene a general court martial in the case against Tech. Sgt. David Gutierrez.
A court martial date of Jan. 10, 2011, has been set by the docketing office in Washington, D.C.
The charges are based on allegations Sergeant Gutierrez engaged in unprotected sexual relations with multiple people in and around Wichita. The military says Gutierrez did not tell them he is HIV positive.

Military.com also reports this Whiteman AFB court-martial as pending.

In United States v. Medina, CGCCA reduces two months (of a served sentence) for post-trial delay in accordance with United States v. Tardiff, 57 M.J. 219 (C.A.A.F. 2002).

The Guardian (UK) has a short report on Wikileaks:

Britain’s role in the alleged torture and unlawful killing of Iraqi civilians may be the subject of legal action following the publication of nearly 400,000 leaked military documents by the website WikiLeaks.

British lawyers said the classified US army field reports embroiled British as well as American forces in an alleged culture of abuse and extrajudicial killings in Iraq. Solicitor Phil Shiner of Public Interest Lawyers, appearing alongside WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at a press conference in London today, said some of the deaths documented in the reports may have involved British forces and could now go through the UK courts.

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One response to “Up periscope”

  1. SueDB says:

    For the UP Periscope – anyone have any info on the 2 soldiers in Alaska that ended up handcuffing and detaining a reporter in Anchorage. From what I gather, neither one had submitted the forms to pursue off duty employment. Also, would the commander allow them to work as “security”?
    I am wondering if the command is just are handling this as an Article 15 or thinking about a SCM/SPCM?? I can’t see where this would be GCM stuff, but disobeying a lawful regulation or order is not something to be sneezed at – re: LTC Lakin.

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