Blogging from my IRR muster, fun is being had by all–it has not officially started, so all the Ethics bubbas stop typing your comments.
A smattering of news from around the services:
This intriguing story from OregonLive about an Oregon National Guard soldier’s fight against some debilitating diseases and the Army over her prescribed use of medical marijuana to treat the side effects of the disease and chemotherapy has flown under the national radar. We’ll see if that continues. I’ll track it to see if there is another side to the story, though the fact that the soldier was given a Recruit Command job would seem to indicate that the mother of 3 was a decent soldier as well.
More Lakin news here. With these statements, possibly old ones, from Lakin’s counsel, Mr. Jensen:
Lakin’s attorney, Paul Rolf Jensen, told WND that of all the dozens of cases that have been brought to various courts over the issue of Obama’s eligibility, Lakin’s probably is the strongest yet.
He said that after the preliminary procedures but before the actual trial, there will be a time for the discovery of evidence.
“This is a criminal case,” he noted, with a possible punishment of several years in jail. “In order for a criminal defendant to defend himself in a criminal court he has to be given the opportunity to put on a defense. The records are relevant.”
He is right about at east one thing, this is a criminal case.
This story about two Navy Chiefs assisting some sailors with their advancement exams discusses the rarity of the underway court-martial. I am surprised that in the last 9 years the Navy hasn’t seen more of those.