The NYT reports, here, that separate Investigating Officers recommended charges against an Army lieutenant and sergeant in the hazing related suicide of PVT Danny Chen in Afghanistan.

[1stLT Daniel] Schwartz,the only officer among the defendants,is charged with dereliction of duty. Sergeant Carden faces charges of assault and other crimes. An investigating officer recommended that [SGT Travis] Carden also be charged with reckless endangerment,the military said on Wednesday. Our prior coverage iof the investigation that led to involuntary manslaughter and negligent homicide charges against other soldiers is here and here.

 The First Lady and Mrs. Biden are taking aim against licensing restrictions that prevent military spouses from taking jobs as they follow their active duty spouses around the globe, see White House blog here. They hope to allow portability of licenses for spouses in fields such as teachers, nurses, real estate brokers, and other professionals.  Mrs. No Man would have appreciated that effort when I was on active duty.

Yahoo news reports, here, this stunning development in accused COLE bomber Abd al Rahim al Nashiri’s military commission hearing.  His counsel’s request to depose the President of Yemen has been denied. I’d like to give a blog shout out to LCDR Steve Reyes for creativity of that one.

From Sri Lanka, I just liked the name of this commission:

A Court of Inquiry, appointed by Army Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya to inquire into the observations made by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) in its report on alleged civilian casualties during the final phase of the humanitarian operations and a probe as regards Channel-4 video footage irrespective of its authenticity or otherwise, are now in full progress.

The BBC reports the investigation is related to civilian casualties during the government’s fight with the Tamil Tigers.

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