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The California National Guard’s culture of whistleblower retaliation is worse than previously known
Fighter pilots, a top military prosecutor, Special Forces officers and a colonel who hoped to head the organization all allege a pattern of both retaliation against whistleblowers and others who accuse their superiors of misconduct and a failure of the California National Guard's justice system to protect them
Oklahoma attorney general asks Trump to pardon former soldier convicted of murdering Iraqi prisoner
The attorney general of Oklahoma has again request President Donald Trump pardon a former Army first lieutenant who was convicted of murdering an Iraqi prisoner while deployed there in 2008
A 69-year-old policy keeps troops from suing the US for medical malpractice. It’s closer to being overturned than ever before
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether to hear a petition from a family prohibited from suing for medical malpractice, barred by a 69-year-old legal ruling known as Feres that precludes troops from suing the federal government for injuries deemed incidental to military service
Air Force colonel acquitted of rape charges, found guilty of assault
"He was sentenced to a reprimand, forfeiture of $2,000 pay per month for six months, and 35 days' confinement, with four days of credit for pretrial confinement. He was found not guilty of the other four charges."
Amid multiple murder investigations, Pentagon finds no issues with special ops ethics training
The seven-page report did not find any, "Gaps in the administration, oversight, or management of ethics programs or professionalism programs."
Reenlisting Next To An Enemy Corpse Isn’t A War Crime, Navy Judge Rules
A Navy judge presiding the case of a Navy SEAL accused of committing war crimes in Iraq in 2017 has ruled that performing a reenlistment ceremony over the corpse of an enemy fighter doesn't constitute a war crime under the Uniform Code of Military Justice
7 Navy SEALs Granted Immunity To Testify On Fellow SEAL’s Alleged Multiple War Crimes In Iraq
New details emerged Friday in the case against Edward R. Gallagher, the chief special warfare operator alleged to have murdered a wounded teenage ISIS combatant by stabbing him in the neck
Supreme Court Rejects US Service Members’ Appeal Over Burn Pits Illnesses
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a bid by U.S. troops sickened by smoke from open-air pits used to burn waste in Iraq and Afghanistan to revive a lawsuit against defense contractors KBR Inc and Halliburton
Stolen Valor Will Now Get You Up To A Year In The Slammer, And Other Major UCMJ Changes That Took Effect This Year
Congress passed its most sweeping reforms to the Uniform Code of Military Justice in decades in 2016, but it didn't take effect until Jan. 1 of this year. Here's what you need to know
Army Sergeant Faces Court-Martial For Allegedly Calling Fellow Soldier Fat, Pointing Gun At Another
A U.S. Army sergeant faces up to a year imprisonment and a bad paper discharge for, among other things, repeatedly calling one soldier fat and pointing an unloaded sidearm at another
Trial Date Set For Navy SEAL Accused Of War Crimes In Iraq
A general court martial began Friday in a San Diego military courtroom where a U.S. Navy SEAL, accused of multiple war crimes, was formally arraigned on charges he killed a wounded ISIS combatant and shot civilians during a 2017 deployment to Mosul, Iraq
US Army Soldiers Suspected Of Brutally Beating Polish Dentist And Two Sons
On a recent Saturday morning, residents of Skwierzyna, a sleepy town in western Poland, awoke to news that a local...
Ex-Soldier Who Killed 16 Civilians In Kandahar Massacre May Seek Clemency From Trump
Robert Bales, the former Army staff sergeant who killed 16 Afghan civilians, including seven children, will likely ask the president...
Why Did The Military Keep A Neo-Nazi Marine But Boot That ‘Commie Cadet’?
Editor's note: Since publication of this article, the Marine Corps has confirmed that Lance Cpl. — now Pvt. — Vasillios...
Sergeant Responsible For Epic Humvee Free-Fall Fiasco Found Guilty
The 173rd Airborne soldier charged with the spectacular destruction of three Humvees that plummeted from a C-130 Hercules during a...
More Sexual Assaults Are Reported In The Military, But Fewer Cases Are Going To Trial
More cases of military sexual assault are being reported, but fewer are being referred to courts-martial because commanders are increasingly...
The Air Force’s ‘Ultimate Battle Plane’ Has A Major Gun Problem
An AC-130J Ghostrider gunship, Block 20 model, shuts down after arriving to Hurlburt Field, Fla., for the first time July...
Here’s How The Air Force Is Working To Prevent Next Texas Church Shooting
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson told a panel of U.S. senators on Dec. 6 that the service has implemented a...
Navy Hands Down Ballsy Punishment To Cocksure Aviators Behind Giant Sky Penis
The two Navy aviators responsible for scrawling a massive sky penis above Okanogan County, Washington, on Nov. 16 have officially...
DoD Pushes New Background Checks As Disturbing New Details Emerge On Texas Church Shooter
The Department of Defense is racing to overhaul its background investigation procedures amid revelations that the Air Force missedmultiple opportunities...
Court Overturns Conviction Of Marine Scout Sniper Who Urinated On Taliban Corpses In Infamous Video
Editor’s Note: This article by Hope Hodge Seck originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and...
Top Navy Lawyer’s Unlawful Influence May Have Sent An Innocent SEAL To Prison
The Navy’s top lawyer, Vice Adm. James W. Crawford III, engaged in unlawful command influence two years ago, possibly sending...
Navy War Hero, Accused Of Killing Wife, Claims Branch Abandoned Him To Foreign Authorities
He’s been on the job only about a week but Richard V. Spencer, the new Secretary of the Navy, faces...
Military Judge Upholds Rare Misbehavior Charge In Bowe Bergdahl Case
Lawyers for alleged deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are continuing to prepare for trial after the judge denied a motion to...