The government’s case in the court-martial of PFC Bradley Manning is drawing to a close, reports from AP (via WaPo) here and
MAJ. Nidal Hasan will enter a not guilty plea to capital charges in the Ft. Hood shootings. And, as AP points out, here, if Hasan tries to plead not guilty (he’s representing himself) Judge Osborn will enter a NG plea d0for him thanks to a screwy provision of the UCMJ and MCM that does not permit guilty pleas to capital charges.
Army Times reports, here, that a Ft. Stewart soldier already facing double murder charges in civilian court is before an Art. 32 this week on charges that he smothered his wife to get the life insurance proceeds from her death. See our prior coverage here.
I would like to report on what a recent DoD IG report said about recent senior officer misconduct (I think), but this USA Today report is so bad I have no idea. Anyone have a better report on this? I couldn’t find the report on the DoD IG’s website. In related news the commander of NAF El Centro was fired, Navy Times report here. [Updated: Sadly this is an example of how news organizations have become less about providing quality journalism and more about being a glorified Twitter feed:
DoD IG investigated 88 total allegations of Substantiated Misconduct from Oct. '12 – Mar. '13 http://t.co/ds5ehom0f3
— DoD InspectorGeneral (@DoD_IG) July 1, 2013