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Gazette.com reports that:

An Army prosecutor Tuesday opened the trial of an Iraq war veteran by accusing him of the “ultimate betrayal” — raping a comrade’s wife.

Spc. Philip C. Vermeiren, 28, is accused of assaulting the woman early Oct. 31 during an alcohol-fueled party at the Fort Carson apartment she shared with her husband.

Defense attorneys countered that Vermeiren is guilty only of poor judgment — sharing a brief, consensual sexual encounter with the woman after other revelers had passed out drunk and her husband had stepped out to buy cigarettes.

tdtnews.com reports that:

A Fort Hood soldier who failed to deploy with his unit to Iraq in December 2007 will spend at least 27 days in the Bell County jail.

Navy Times reports that:

A senior chief from Carrier Strike Group 8 will serve 18 months in the brig after pleading guilty to possessing child pornography.

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