From the wires:
- Even though additional briefing is scheduled in the MSgt Hennis habeas action, see CAAFlog coverage here, voir dire is still set to begin in his court-martial. See Raleigh’s WRAL report here. Here is the link to the Ft. Bragg press release. The players in the case, according to the press release, are:
- MJ: Col. Patrick Parrish
- TCs: Maj. Robert Stelle, Capt. (P.) Matthew Scott, Capt. Jody Young, and Capt. Nathan Huff
- Military TDCs: Lt. Col. Andrew Glass and Lt. Col. Kris Poppe
- Civilian Defense Counsel: Frank Spinner
- Stars and Stripes reports here that Army officials in Germany won’t take UCMJ action against soldiers for buying too much gas at the AAFES any more. Somehow when one writes that, it makes that policy seem a bit . . . something. Having never been stationed in Germany, I can’t speak to the rationality of the rationing order or whether G.O. and D. was served by using UCMJ processes to enforce on base gas rationing.
- Scary (unconfirmed) news out of Egypt, here, from a military blogger perspective:
Reporters Without Borders condemns university student Ahmed Abdel Fattah Mustafa’s trial by court martial for blogging about army human rights violations. Held incommunicado since his arrest by state security agents on 25 February, he appeared today before a Cairo military court on charges of “publishing false news” and trying to “undermine people’s confidence in the armed forces.” The trial was adjourned.