Here is a link to WaPo coverage of allegations by Gitmo defense lawyers about eavesdropping on attorney-client communications.
More coverage here of Lackland instructor SSGT Craog Leblanc’s court-martial here. Leblanc’s counsel brought a UCI motion yesterday claiming unlawful command influence by the Army Chief of Staff:
Jordan’s motion said Welsh had hurt LeBlanc’s chances to have a fair trial by telling the House Armed Services Committee that instructors who have had liaisons with trainees should be booted out of the Air Force.
Saw this when reading the LeBlanc story and it raises a recurring lesson learned, drinking with recruits never ends well:
A Navy recruiter was arrested Monday afternoon on a charge of sexual assault of a 19-year-old woman who visited the Alamo Heights recruiting office in December.
Juan Jose Pena, 28, was taken into custody at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, according to an Alamo Heights Police Department news release.
The alleged victim went with another woman to the recruiting office in the 5200 block of Broadway on Dec. 21 because she wanted to talk about her enlistment plans, police said. Pena asked the two women to stay at the office and drink with him.
Both women stayed and became intoxicated, police said, and during that time, Pena allegedly raped the recruit.
Closing arguments wrapped up the court-martial of a retired Canadian warrant officer in Manitoba for charges related to a range training death in Afghanistan. Coverage here (CBC News).
A UN investigation found evidence of torture in Afghan prisons, see NYT report here. The investigation poses problems for US detention efforts as various conventions/treaties prohibit the transfer of battle field detainees if there is credible evidence they will be tortured by the receiving country (that’s a tortured summary, but you get the picture).