PORTER CO Fired After Collision
Another Navy CO fired, this one not exactly unexpected after the USS PORTER collided with a Japanese flagged tanker outside of the Straits of Hormuz. Navy Times report here.
SEAL Author May Land in Court Over Bin Laden Raid Tell All
From Defense News, here, DoD is contemplating legal action against the former Navy SEAL whose account of the Bin Laden raid was recently published and released nationwide. Apparently the DoD General Counsel has sent a pre-litigation letter to the publisher noting various agreements the Sailor made not to disclose classified information.
Update: MAJ Hasan Clearly Has Death Wish
Hasan was in Court yesterday in full beard. Local news reports, here, the exchange he had with the Military Judge:
Military Judge Col. Gregory Gross asked Hasan if he had any comment about his refusal to shave his beard right after Gross held Hasan in contempt for appearing in court unshaven and Hasan responded that because of almighty Allah and because of his Muslim religion he is wearing the beard.
Keep that up and the DP is even more certain, if it isn’t already signed, sealed, and delivered. I refer back to my comment yesterday on what the govenrment should do about all this. More coverage here and here.
Deserter Ordered Deported by Canada
Canada ain’t all it is cracked up to be for deserters any longer. Canadian deportation proceedings report here.
Manning Trial Scheduled for Six Weeks in February and March 2013
Judge Lind scheduled trial for February 4 to March 15, 2013 for PFC Bradley Manning. Coverage here and here. Covereage oy yesterday’s hearing here. Another pre-trial hearing is scheduled for Oct. 17-18, 2012.