Skip to comments.Petty officer held in secret for 4 months
Posted on 08/04/2006 7:04:47 AM PDT by US admirer
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"Why would Israel care about our subs. Much, much more likley to be Chinese."
I agree but the Iraelis have subs too or they can sell the intelligence.
Just think: if this guy was a brown skinned, Muslim member of the Taliban the ACLU would be all over this....
" It would not be limited to fire control. If he was submarine qualified (earned his dolphins) he is qualified for every position aboard the boat."
Ouch! The Bubbleheads are going to want this guys hide.
"Weinmann had been serving aboard the submarine Albuquerque until he deserted in July 2005, according to Brown. Weinmann enlisted in July 2003, he said.
The enlisted man could face a court-martial. An investigative officer who presided over the Article 32 is expected to release a report to Weinmanns command in the coming weeks. Besides espionage and desertion, Weinmann is charged with failure to obey an order and acts prejudicial to good order and discipline, according to Brown.
Espionage is defined, in part, by the Uniform Code of Military Justice as the communication to a foreign government of any information relating to U.S. national defense. It carries a maximum punishment of death."
Yep. If guilty he will get no sympathy from them - or me.
Sure. It's public record that he took home tapes with top secret nuclear weapons info. Part of his plea bargain was that he return them, but he only returned half. Wonder where the others went? Those trips to China to meet with govt. officials didn't mean a thing, either.
Good question. Boot camp, "A" school, Nuke school and I'm sure at least one other school. What could he have known in two years?
In all honesty I wish Israel had all of our military secrets, that is as long as they can keep them secret from the rest of the world
That's what he gets for being so petty...
Stalin and Mao had a problem with "The public's right to know", too.
Whatever war we are in, everybody suffers when secrecy is abused. And because the abuse is secret, nobody knows that abuse has occured. Kind of a vicious cycle, Nes' Pah?
In this countr, the accused still has rights.
Maybe thats why its being kept under wraps?
You mean Pollard?
So did John Pollard, buddy... but the government thinks otherwise, and rightly so.
Ive never seen an Article 32 classified.
Basic training, 2 to 3 mos., Basic electronics school 3 months, basic enlisted sub school 2 months, Fire control (submarine) "A" shcool, 4 months, Fire control "C" shcool, 4 to 6 months; initial gold or blue crew workup 1 to 3 months. totals 16 to 20 months.Probably his first experience at sea indicating a self initiated operation and likely Israeli contact by him.
This also indicates that the USN should pay more attention to its screening process these days. Weed these morons out along the way.
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