Navy Times reports the relief of the CO, Naval Station, Rota, Spain. He is the seventh commanding officer fired this year, and the fifth aviator.
AP reports rumors that Bradley Manning will be moved to Leavenworth. While in some ways this may be good, he will now be separated from both his military as well as his civilian defense counsel by a great deal of distance. Currently MAJ Kemkes is located at Fort Myer, VA, about 40 miles from Quantico. Surely this will create logistics difficulty for the defense in a case such as this.
A support Bradley Manning website notes this and what they considered “isolation.” But they don’t note that it also further isolates him from his military attorney.
Westport News reports:
An army sergeant charged with killing a superior officer and a fellow U.S. soldier in Iraq after he had been counseled for poor performance is set to detail his defense strategy Wednesday during the opening statements of his court-martial.
Sgt. Joseph Bozicevich could face the death penalty if he’s convicted of the September 2008 slayings of his squad leader, Staff Sgt. Darris Dawson, and a fellow soldier, Sgt. Wesley Durbin, at a patrol base in Iraq.