A general court-martial at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson will hear testimony on involuntary manslaughter and negligent homicide charges against Ar,y SPC Marshall Drake, SF Chronicle coverage here. The charge stem from a Christmas Day barracks shooting of another soldier. The incident led the CG at JBER to ban alcohol in the barracks.
PFC Kimberly Rivera, who fled to Canada before a second deployment to Iraq, was sentenced to ten months confinement and a BCD after pleading guilty at her court-martial yesterday reports the Colorado Springs Gazette, here. WaPo coverage here.
I haven’t commented on the hunger strike at Gitmo, but now that the AMA has raised questions about force feeding, I wonder if there is a legal challenge coming? Coverage here (Reuters) and here. H/t DefenseNews EB.