The San Diego Union-Tribune has a retrospective on the 20th anniversary of the 1991 Tailhook Convention, here. Those judge advocates whose records are still “Tailhook” screened at each promotion board will be particularly interested.
NYT reports, here, that, “Local police forces trained and financed by the United States have killed and raped civilians, stolen land and carried out other abuses against the Afghan villagers they are charged with protecting, according to a report released on Monday by Human Rights Watch.” Looks like CJIATF-435 has some work to do.
Stars and Stripes reports, here, that an Airman’s wife testified yesterday in his court-martial, accompanied by German prison guards after she was sentenced to 5-years in a German prison for charges related to their 7-month old’s death. According to S&S Airman Horace Wickware “pleaded not guilty when his trial began last week. In opening arguments Friday, [Wickware’s] defense attorney, Air Force Maj. Pilar Wennrich, told the eight-member jury it was not known who caused the baby’s injuries. Wennrich described Horace Wickware as a’caring and affectionate father.’”
The Houston Chronicle reports, here, that Army Specialist Naftaly Platero was arraigned Monday by a military judge at Ft. Stewart, Georgia on charges of killing his two roommates while stationed in Iraq. The trial is scheduled for February 2012.