There was an act of Congress in 2000, the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction act (or MEJA). The statue gives criminal jurisdiction over contractors and former servicemembers for conduct overseas to district courts in the US.
Nazario is the first former serviceman to be charged with a crime arising out of combat.
Looks like the politicization of the military is now pretty much complete - as a warrior, one is now subject to whatever political wind happens to be blowing through the DOJ. Nice reward for those who would put their lives on the line to preserve our way of life.
As Nazario has found, this is an unpopular war with much to be gained, politically, by the communists and leftist radicals that have infiltrated so deeply into the gub'mints institutions.
This is crazy.Here’s a bump.Prayers for him and his family.
If that law works one way wouldn’t a court decision work the other as well. Meaning wouldn’t it circumvent the UCMJ by applying civilian procedures to the military.
A Clinton legacy. A way found to punish our military long after he left office. Need I say more.