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Army to allow Iraq war objector to resign

By AUDREY McAVOY (AP) – 5 hours ago

HONOLULU — The Army is allowing the first commissioned officer to be court-martialed for refusing to go to Iraq to resign from the service, his attorney said late Friday.

First Lt. Ehren Watada will be granted a discharge Oct. 2, "under other than honorable conditions," attorney Kenneth Kagan said.

Trial in Fallujah death set to begin for Marine

By Gidget Fuentes – Staff writer, Marine Corps Times, Friday Sep 25, 2009 14:20:26 EDT

OCEANSIDE, Calif. — A military trial begins Tuesday for a Marine sergeant charged with unpremeditated murder and dereliction of duty in the death of a detainee during the 2004 Battle of Fallujah, Marine officials said.

Navy Capt. Keith Allred, a military judge, will preside over the general court-martial at Camp Pendleton for Sgt. Jermaine A. Nelson, who faces one count of unpremeditated murder and two counts of dereliction of duty.

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