The long awaited SSgt Frank Wuterich court-martial begins today at Camp Pendleton. NPR reports, here, that Wuterich will face voluntary manslaughter charges stemming from the now well known November 2005 shooting where Wuterich’s “Marine squad killed 24 Iraqis, some of them women and children, in the village of Haditha.”

A 7th Special Forces Group soldier may not be so lucky the second time he tried to board a plane with explosives in his bag. Scott Atwater will be arraigned after screeners found what is likely C-4 explosives in his carry on bag, see LA Times report here.  Atwater was detained a few days earlier when a smoke grenade was found in his bag the story reports.

The LA Times has this report on the death of two Navy pilots over the holiday.  Local police say no suspects are at large, draw your own conclusions.

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