Military legal affairs

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 20, 2017 - 1:49 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump's scathing criticism of Army Sgt. Bowe 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. In a motion filed shortly after Trump was sworn...
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January 20, 2017 - 12:01 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lawyers for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are arguing their client can't get a fair trial because of scathing criticism by President Donald Trump. Defense lawyers said in a motion Friday that Trump's public comments calling Bergdahl a traitor will prevent him from getting a fair...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 file photo, a 19-year-old transgender teen, who declined to be identified because she feared for her life after receiving death threats earlier in the year at a halfway house, poses for a photo in Texas. Advocates say the nation's juvenile detention centers are largely ill-equipped to house transgender young people, leaving them vulnerable to bullying, sexual assault, depression and suicide. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
January 18, 2017 - 1:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For most Americans, Chelsea Manning has been a hero or villain based on how they view her decision to leak classified material. For transgender people, she has another dimension — serving as a potent symbol of their struggles for acceptance. With Tuesday's commutation of her prison...
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Israeli hardline nationalist supporters of Israeli army medic Sgt. Elor Azaria hold a banner with his name outside the Israeli military court in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. Scuffles erupted outside the courtroom between supporters of Azaria, who was convicted of manslaughter in the deadly shooting of an incapacitated Palestinian attacker, and police officers. The verdict, which marks an extremely rare case of an Israeli military court siding against a soldier over lethal action taken in the field. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
January 05, 2017 - 1:19 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Police have arrested an Israeli man for inciting against military judges who convicted a soldier for manslaughter over the fatal shooting of a badly wounded Palestinian attacker. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says Thursday the arrest came after a threatening Facebook post. She says...
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January 04, 2017 - 3:35 am
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Latest on the trial of an Israeli soldier on charges of manslaughter over the death of a wounded Palestinian attacker (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Scuffles have erupted outside the courtroom between supporters of an Israeli soldier charged with manslaughter over the...
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January 04, 2017 - 1:59 am
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An Israeli military court is set to deliver the verdict in the case of a soldier tried for manslaughter for the death of a wounded Palestinian attacker. The rare case of an active serviceman being charged has polarized Israel, with defense officials criticizing the soldier's...
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FILE - In this April 6, 1988, file photo, Ronald Gray leaves a courtroom escorted by military police at Fort Bragg, N.C. A Kansas federal judge has lifted a stay of execution for Gray, a former soldier who was sentenced to death for killing two women and a series of rapes, moving him closer to becoming the military's first death sentence carried out in more than a half century. No known execution date has been set for Gray as of Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. (Marcus Castro/The Fayetteville Observer via AP, File)
December 27, 2016 - 5:49 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas federal judge has lifted a stay of execution for a former soldier sentenced to death for two killings and a series of rapes, inching the man closer to becoming the military's first death sentence carried out in more than a half-century. U.S. District Judge J. Thomas...
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FILE - In this April 6, 1988, file photo, Ronald Gray leaves a courtroom escorted by military police at Fort Bragg, N.C. A Kansas federal judge has lifted a stay of execution for Gray, a former soldier who was sentenced to death for killing two women and a series of rapes, moving him closer to becoming the military's first death sentence carried out in more than a half century. No known execution date has been set for Gray as of Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. (Marcus Castro/The Fayetteville Observer via AP, File)
December 27, 2016 - 2:28 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas federal judge has lifted a stay of execution for a former soldier sentenced to death for two killings and a series of rapes, inching the man closer to becoming the military's first death sentence carried out in more than a half century. U.S. District Judge J. Thomas...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrives for a pretrial hearing at Fort Bragg, N.C. Bergdahl is due back in court for a pretrial hearing on accusations that he endangered fellow service members by walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009. The Friday, Dec. 16 hearing will likely include further arguments on whether prosecutors should be allowed to admit evidence of injuries to service members who searched for Bergdahl. (AP Photo/Ted Richardson, File)
December 17, 2016 - 1:03 am
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A judge has ruled the prosecutors of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl won't be able to harness some of the most emotionally powerful evidence against him at his court martial next year. The judge decided they can't present evidence at trial that soldiers were wounded searching for...
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December 16, 2016 - 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army major general has been stripped of his stars and forced out of the military after a 30-year military career because of a long extramarital affair and "swinger" lifestyle. An Army spokesman says Maj. Gen. David Haight was demoted by three steps to the rank of lieutenant...
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