Not sure how these three issues are related, but a report from the Wash. Times says DoD is moving forward with initiatives to get female soldiers/Marines and officers closer to the battlefield even after several senior officer scandals involving women and news of increased sexual assaults in DoD have occupied the minds of politicians.
An Army Major pled guilty in US District Court to receiving gratuities in return for awarding contracts for supplies and services to local vendors in Iraq reports the AP, via FoxNews here.
Air Force Staff Sergeant Christopher Jackson pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the Lackland basic training instructor debacle, including charges that he instructed one of two recruits he had sex with to lie to investigators, here. Jackson was sentenced to 100 days confinement, 30 days hard labor and reduction to Airman First Class. He did not receive the BCD trial counsel requested, though as a 10 year Airman First Class he’ll likely be separated for high year tenure, no? Any Air Force admin law bubbas out there able to answer that one?
Judge Pohl’s Dec. 20th ruling in the 9/11 military commission trials preventing attorneys from telling the media about even unclassified information was released yesterday. According to the LA Times, here, the order stated that “the attorneys cannot share unclassified information dealing with law enforcement and the military, nor surveillance information, medical records, autopsy reports and the names of the military commission jurors, witnesses and others connected to detention operations.” I’ll post a link to the order once I get on-line [Updated: Ruling here and protective order here.]