The PFC Manning court-martial recessed yesterday around noon. See PBS Frontline, here, and ABC News, here. and by the way, the Baltimore City Paper reports, here, that there has not been a ruling in the US District Court FOIA case seeking access to court-martial records in the Manning case.
The MAJ Nidal Hasan trial in the Ft. Hood shootings is back on track after MAJ Hasan dropped his request for additional time to prepare. Members selection is scheduled for Jul. 9, 2013 and opening arguments are anticipated around Aug. 6, 2013. Because he’s representing himself I anticipate media coverage of the opening arguments to be even heavier than would be expected for a case of this importance.
And the hits just keep on coming for the military in sexual assault cases. This report from Stars aand Stripes on an
other incident out of USARJ. H/t KF, I misread the S&S report and thought it said the current suspension was related to someone saying that the commander looked out for them. But that is the USARJ commander story, prior coverage here.