Military legal affairs

FILE - In this July 2, 2019 file photo, Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, right, walks with his wife, Andrea Gallagher as they leave a military court on Naval Base San Diego, in San Diego. The Navy has dismissed charges against an officer for allegedly not reporting war crimes by Gallagher, who was later acquitted of murder. A Navy official with knowledge of the decision not authorized to speak publicly confirmed said charges against Lt. Jacob Portier were dropped Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
August 01, 2019 - 9:14 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy dismissed charges Thursday against an officer accused of covering up war crimes by a SEAL later acquitted of murder, and ordered a review of the service's justice system. The action by the chief of naval operations in the case of Lt. Jacob Portier is the latest blow to...
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Gen. John Hyten appears before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 30, 2019, for his confirmation hearing to be Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 30, 2019 - 6:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force general nominated to be the nation's number two military officer flatly denied allegations of sexual misconduct Tuesday, and appeared headed for confirmation after answering pointed questions from senators for more than two hours. With his wife of 32 years sitting...
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In this July 24, 2019 photo, Ruth poses outside her place of business in Los Angeles. Ruth's brothers, Carlos and Juan, from Guatemala were held inside jam-packed U.S. Border Patrol cells for about 30 days in South Texas after crossing the border illegally. It’s a pattern that immigration lawyers say has repeated itself for several weeks: Adults are detained in packed Border Patrol cells, malnourished, poorly treated and incommunicado, only to be moved within hours once the government is sued on their behalf. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
July 30, 2019 - 1:14 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — In early June, twin brothers from Guatemala let their sister in California know they were about to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. Then they vanished for almost a month. She couldn't find them in online databases and the local Guatemalan consulate had no information. She feared they...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2019 file photo, a protester wearing a Sudanese flag flashes the victory sign in front of burning tires and debris on road 60, near Khartoum's army headquarters, in Khartoum, Sudan, Sudanese prosecutors say the country's ruling generals did not order the deadly break-up of a protest camp last month. Prosecutor Fathel-Rahman Said announced that eight officers from the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces had exceeded their orders when they led RSF troops to clear a pro-democracy sit-in on June 3 in the capital, Khartoum. He said security forces were told to clear a lawless area close to the sit-in, not to raze the protest camp. Said, who heads a committee investigating the dispersal, said on Saturday, July 27, that the officers, including a major general, have been accused of crimes against humanity. (AP Photo)
July 27, 2019 - 1:01 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese prosecutors on Saturday said the country's ruling generals did not order the deadly break-up of a protest camp last month, instead blaming the widely condemned dispersal on paramilitary forces who exceeded their orders. Sudanese protest leaders disputed the prosecutors'...
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U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton waves as he leaves after a meeting with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha at the foreign ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon. Pool)
July 24, 2019 - 6:24 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Russia wants an investigation into South Korea's allegation that a Russian military plane violated South Korean airspace, a senior lawmaker said Wednesday, citing Moscow's acting ambassador. The U.S. called for close consultation between Washington and Seoul to deal with...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2019, file photo, U.S. Strategic Command Commander Gen. John Hyten testifies before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. A senior military officer has accused, Hyten, the Air Force general tapped to be the next vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, of sexual misconduct, potentially jeopardizing the nomination as members of Congress raised questions about the allegations and an investigation that found insufficient evidence to charge him. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
July 23, 2019 - 5:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are hearing closed-door testimony this week about an allegation of sexual misconduct against Air Force Gen. John Hyten as they weigh his nomination for vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. A senior military officer who has accused Hyten of unwanted sexual advances...
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FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 3, 2004 file photo, Ramush Haradinaj, right, former rebel commander elected Kosovo's Prime Minister, listens during the inaugural session of Kosovo's parliament in Kosovo's capital Pristina. Kosovo’s prime minister has resigned from the post after he has been invited to be questioned from a European Union-funded court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the 1998-99 independence war with Serbia. Haradinaj said on Friday, July 19, 2019 he had informed the Cabinet of his resignation and urged the country’s president to set a date for an early parliamentary election. (AP Photo / Visar Kryeziu)
July 19, 2019 - 12:51 pm
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's prime minister resigned Friday after being invited for questioning by a Hague-based court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the country's 1998-99 war. Ramush Haradinaj said he agreed to be interviewed at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers next...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 1996 file photo, International War Crimes Tribunal investigators clear away soil and debris from dozens of Srebrenica victims buried in a mass grave near the village of Pilica, some 55 kms (32 miles) north east of Tuzla, Boisnia-Herzegovina. The Dutch Supreme Court is ruling Friday July 19, 2019 in a long-running legal battle over whether the Netherlands can be held liable in the deaths of more than 300 Muslim men who were murdered by Bosnian Serb forces during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.. (AP Photo/Staton R. Winter, File)
July 19, 2019 - 8:22 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch Supreme Court upheld Friday a lower court's ruling that the Netherlands is partially liable in the deaths of some 350 Muslim men who were murdered by Bosnian Serb forces during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. The Netherlands' highest court ruled that Dutch...
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July 15, 2019 - 2:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty-two Border Patrol employees are now under internal investigation following revelations of a secret Facebook group that mocked lawmakers and migrants. This comes on Monday from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Office of Professional Responsibility. Eight former Border...
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2018, file photo, then-Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis speaks with reporters before welcoming Lithuanian Minister of National Defense Raimundas Karoblis to the Pentagon in Washington. When he resigned as defense secretary last December, Mattis thought it might take two months to install a successor. That seemed terribly long at the time. Seven months later, the U.S. still has no confirmed defense secretary even with the nation facing potential armed conflict with Iran. It’s the longest such stretch in the history of the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
July 12, 2019 - 5:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When he resigned as defense secretary last December, Jim Mattis thought it might take two months to install a successor. That seemed terribly long at the time. Seven months later, the U.S. still has no confirmed defense chief even with the nation facing potential armed conflict...
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