In not really court-martial news, the ACLU filed a suit in the Court of Federal Claims seeking back pay for airman discharged under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. AP report here. The suit alleges that the Air Force’s personnel policy which cuts DADT separated airman’s separation pay in half violates their equal protection rights. The suit alleges that the Air Force policy at issue essentially puts gay airman into the same category as drug treatment failures, classifying them as not fully capable of re-enlisting. It is a creative argument so we’ll continue to follow it. I’ll post the Complaint later today.
AWOL soldiers and PTSD, still an issue. See Army Times coverage here.
US-Japanese relations are improving says the WSJ. Let’s hope military justice issues don’t change that.