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Navy Times reports:

The former executive officer of an amphibious ship that lost a sailor during a 2009 small-boat operation that went awry was found not guilty of negligence by a six-member military jury here Friday night.

Seattle Times reports:

Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs, a squad leader in a platoon under investigation for Afghanistan war crimes, faces a pretrial hearing next week at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Army officials announced Friday.

Gibbs, a key figure in the case, is charged with crimes that include the murder of three Afghan men, assaulting a fellow soldier and possessing body parts from corpses.

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