Military legal affairs

February 13, 2017 - 1:52 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lawyers for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will try Monday to convince a judge that he cannot get a fair trial on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy because of highly charged statements made by President Donald Trump. The pretrial hearing before a military judge at...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe step off of Air Force One as they arrive in West Palm Beach, Fla., Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
February 10, 2017 - 5:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to regroup after a stinging legal defeat, President Donald Trump said Friday he is considering signing a "brand new order" after his refugee and immigration travel ban was halted in court. Trump, speaking to reporters on Air Force One, said he expected his administration...
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February 09, 2017 - 9:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Thursday that he needs a "few thousand" more troops to better accomplish a key part of the mission in the war-torn country and complained that Russian meddling there is complicating the counterterror fight. Testifying before the Senate...
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President Donald Trump has lunch with troops while visiting U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. Trump, who spent the weekend at Mar-a-Lago, stopped for a visit to the headquarters before returning to Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 07, 2017 - 9:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of four-star U.S. military officers is delivering lawmakers a bleak picture about the state of the armed forces. During testimony Tuesday before the House Armed Services Committee, they say mandatory caps that strictly limit defense spending are crippling the military's...
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In this screen grab of a photo from a Facebook posting, Col. Victor Garcia, left, who served as the senior officer overseeing CENTCOM’s counter-propaganda program from 2013 to mid-2016, poses on vacation with his friend Simon Bergman at Gilbert’s Resort in Key Largo, Fla. The photo was removed from Facebook shortly after it was posted on Sept. 16, 2016. Two weeks later, a $500 million contract was awarded to a team of companies that included Bergman’s firm M&C Saatchi. A whistleblower complaint filed with Central Command’s inspector general said the photo created a “clear impression and perception of impropriety.” (AP Photo)
January 31, 2017 - 2:44 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — On any given day at MacDill Air Force Base, web crawlers scour social media for potential recruits to the Islamic State group. Then, in a high-stakes operation to counter the extremists' propaganda, language specialists employ fictitious identities and try to sway the targets...
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In this screen grab of a photo from a Facebook posting, Col. Victor Garcia, left, who served as the senior officer overseeing CENTCOM’s counter-propaganda program from 2013 to mid-2016, poses on vacation with his friend Simon Bergman at Gilbert’s Resort in Key Largo, Fla. The photo was removed from Facebook shortly after it was posted on Sept. 16, 2016. Two weeks later, a $500 million contract was awarded to a team of companies that included Bergman’s firm M&C Saatchi. A whistleblower complaint filed with Central Command’s inspector general said the photo created a “clear impression and perception of impropriety.” (AP Photo)
January 31, 2017 - 12:43 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — On any given day at MacDill Air Force Base, web crawlers scour social media for potential recruits to the Islamic State group. Then, in a high-stakes operation to counter the extremists' propaganda, language specialists employ fictitious identities and try to...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2016 file photo, a youth uses his pillow as a bag to collect rice from the pavement that shook loose from a food cargo truck waiting to enter the port in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, the port that handles the majority of Venezuela's food imports. The calls by members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to sanction Venezuelan officials for profiting from food shortages come in response to an Associated Press investigation that found trafficking in hard-to-find food has become big business in Venezuela, with the military at the heart of the graft. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
January 22, 2017 - 11:41 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan officials may face U.S. sanctions for profiting from food shortages that have exacerbated hunger in the South American country. The calls by members of Congress on both sides of the aisle come in response to an Associated Press investigation that found...
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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks about Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl at a rally in Las Vegas. Trump’s scathing criticism of Bergdahl will prevent the soldier from getting a fair trial on charges he endangered comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, Bergdahl’s attorneys said Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. In a motion filed shortly after Trump was sworn in, defense lawyers asked a military judge to dismiss the charges against Bergdahl and argued the Republican violated his due process rights and military law against unlawful command influence. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 21, 2017 - 10:03 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A military court will weigh the real-world consequences of President Donald Trump's fiery rhetoric as Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl argues he can't get a fair trial under his new commander in chief. Minutes into the Republican president's term, lawyers for Bergdahl cited Trump's...
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This 2014 photo shows the Wild Alaskan, a converted crabbing boat that had been used as a strip club, moored near downtown Kodiak, Alaska. A sentencing hearing has been rescheduled for Darren Byler, who was found guilty of illegally dumping human waste into a harbor from the boat. Byler had been scheduled for sentencing in Anchorage Thursday, Jan. 19, 2016, but his attorney, John Cashion, said Byler's flight from Kodiak Island was delayed and the sentencing is now set for Friday. (Kodiak Daily Mirror via AP)
January 20, 2017 - 4:05 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man convicted of illegally dumping human waste into a harbor from his floating strip club said he plans to appeal whatever sentence is imposed Friday afternoon. Hours before his sentencing following his conviction on federal charges that could land him in prison,...
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This 2014 photo shows the Wild Alaskan, a converted crabbing boat that had been used as a strip club, moored near downtown Kodiak, Alaska. A sentencing hearing has been rescheduled for Darren Byler, who was found guilty of illegally dumping human waste into a harbor from the boat. Byler had been scheduled for sentencing in Anchorage Thursday, Jan. 19, 2016, but his attorney, John Cashion, said Byler's flight from Kodiak Island was delayed and the sentencing is now set for Friday. (Kodiak Daily Mirror via AP)
January 20, 2017 - 4:01 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man convicted of illegally dumping human waste into a harbor from his floating strip club said he plans to appeal whatever sentence is imposed Friday afternoon. Hours before his sentencing following his conviction on federal charges that could land him in prison,...
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