In a follow up to a Top 10 list item, Bloomberg reports, here, that SecDef announced that the former director of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency LTG Patrick O’Reilly will retire as a three-star, his current rank.  O’Reilly “stepped down Nov. 19 as agency head and after 38 years of Army service, including four as a West Point cadet, at the three-star rank,” after an IG report found that O’Reilly “’engaged in a leadership style that was inconsistent’ with military ethics regulations.”

Here is a link to PFC Manning’s defense counsel’s blog entry with a link (here) to a redacted version of his Oct. 17, 2012 reply brief in support of his motion to dismiss due to speedy trial violations.  While I would like to post a synopsis of the 50-page (single spaced) reply brief, alas I have a day job.  Please feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments.

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