On Friday, Sep. 23, PFC Andrew Holmes received a seven-year sentence according to the Seattle Times, here, for his role in the 5th Stryker Brigade civilian killings in Afghanistan.  The report states that Holmes was given a 15-year sentence by the military judge, which was reduced pursuant to a plea agreement.  Holmes will get credit for 500 days of pre-trial confinement.  Holmes apparently called his team leader, SPC Jeremy Morlock who was sentenced to 24-years in the killinga after agreeing to testify against his squad-mates, prior report here, a “psychopathic” during the course of the 2-day hearing.

This weekend’s Washington Times had this report with information on a DoD IG report on alleged Pentagon use of retired military officers as propagandists.  The Times reports that the report “found no wrongdoing by Bush-era Pentagon officials when they gave war briefings to retired military analysts who served as TV and radio commentators.”  The report is due out next week, according to the Times.

One Response to “Military Justice News Sep 26, 2011”

  1. No Man says:

    Correction: According to reports, Morlock agreed to testify, not Holmes. Though it is not out of the question that Holmes did too.