Is discipline in the US military a problem as GWOT deployments hit their tenth year?
So speculates the NYT here. The article’s launching point is the new photos of servicemembers posing with corpses from fighting in Afghanistan. Additonal coverage of the photos and potential disciplinary action against the stars and producers of them here and here.
NIMJ’s Phil Cave on SGT Bales mental state and how the defense and governemnt will present it
Here is a Jurist piece by Phil Cave on how the mental state of the accused will play in the upcoming military justice proceedings related to the shooting of 17 Afghan civilians last month.
Khadr military commission saga continues
The NYT reports, here, that Omar Khadr has asked to sere out his commission sentence in his home country, Canada. NYT reports that anonymous USG sources have said the USG asked Canada to grant the request as a diplomatic favor.
CIA Drone Authorization
The CIA is reportedly seeking expanded legal authority to strike insurgent targets when the identities of all the likely targets aren’t known. WaPo coverage here.
New crop of military commission op-eds