The DoD IG has denied FOIA requests for copies of the investigation report related to General Allen’s emails that while not derailing his appointment to NATO, likely played a role in his decision to retire. See WaPo coverage here.

The NYT reports, here, that NATO and Afghan officials have agreed to a joint investigation of alleged abuses by US special operations forces in the Maidan Wardak province outside of Kabul.

Two US sailors pled guilty in a Japanese court in Okinawa, Stripes report here. Earlier coverage of protests over the case here. 

4 Responses to “Military Justice News for Feb. 26, 2013”

  1. k fischer says:

    Two deployed US Sailors, 23 and 24 years old, are so morally depraved that they conspire on a whim to rape a Japanese woman who just happened to be walking down the street, kidnap her, rape her for 50 minutes, steal $87 from her purse, then go drinking with it, and they admitted the acts, which are all caught on camera.
     
    I bet a couple of Navy Judge Advocates are relieved they don’t have to make a sentencing argument at those Sailors’ courts-martial. 

  2. Mike "No Man" Navarre says:

    KF–Yeah, not ideal facts for a defense counsel.

  3. Charlie Gittins says:

    Hopefully the WAPO will challenge the denial of the FOIA in Federal Court.  We all know that there is no right to privacy in DoN e-mails — so says the revised banner on all DoD computers (after US v. Long was decided ) and the Navy JAG’s admin law notes to JAGs.  If the e-mails are not private and there is no right to privacy in the e-mails because they were on DON computers, there is no basis to deny the report that investigated the content.  I hope the WaPo has the stones to send Williams & Connolly up to Federal Court to challenge the denial.