Tag: Military legal affairs

Trial begins for Marine accused in soldier’s hazing death

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NORFOLK, Va. — To hear a military prosecutor tell it, U.S. Marine Mario Madera-Rodriguez was tasked with smashing open the bedroom door of a...

Frankfurt police tactical unit probed over far-right chats

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BERLIN — Police in the German city of Frankfurt said Wednesday that the department's tactical unit is being restructured amid an investigation into its...

Military leaders wary of changes in sexual assault policy

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WASHINGTON — Military service leaders are privately expressing reservations about removing sexual assault cases from the chain of command, The Associated Press has learned,...

Judge: UK broke law by housing refugees in run-down barracks

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LONDON — Britain’s High Court ruled Thursday that the Conservative government broke the law when it housed asylum-seekers in overcrowded, run-down conditions in a...

Seacor Power oil boat to be pulled from sea after capsizing

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PORT FOURCHON, La. — Authorities say they’re preparing to move a capsized oil industry boat from the site of its deadly April accident. ...

Iran TV: ‘Technical problem’ on fighter jet kills 2 pilots

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TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian fighter jet on Tuesday developed a “technical problem” that killed both of the aircraft's pilots, state TV reported. ...

Prosecutor begins review of pepper-sprayed soldier case

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HAMPTON, Va. — The prosecutor considering criminal charges in a traffic stop where two officers allegedly mistreated a Black Army lieutenant said he has...

Deep-rooted racism, discrimination permeate US military

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For Stephanie Davis, who grew up with little, the military was a path to the American dream, a realm where everyone would receive equal...

Senate confirms Wormuth as first female Army secretary

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WASHINGTON — Christine Wormuth was confirmed unanimously by the Senate on Thursday to be the first female secretary of the Army. ...

Signs point to shift in combating sexual assault in military

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WASHINGTON — Momentum in Congress for taking sexual assault prosecution powers away from military commanders, combined with a more flexible view by some military...