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USA Today reports the LTC shoplifting case:

A U.S. Army lieutenant colonel facing court-martial on a shoplifting charge blames the Army for mistakenly reducing the medicine he takes to curb his urge to steal.

Army Times reports:

A former Fort Riley soldier who served 10 years in prison for a rape he didn’t commit will receive a $7.5 million settlement, if the defendants approve the proposal.

This was a police misconduct coerced confession case apparently.

A little off topic, but generated as a result of the Major Hasan court-martial to be case at Fort Hood.  This is not a new topic within the services, but it has achieved a new type of visibility it seems.  Marine Corps Times reports:

Fallout from the investigation into the shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, in November could bring an overhaul of the military’s officer evaluation system, a key lawmaker says.

Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo., the House Armed Services Committee chairman who has spent much of his congressional career studying the training and development of officers, said something must be done to ensure that evaluations of officers contain an honest assessment of their attributes and flaws.

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