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  • Bergdahl court-martial delayed seven months

    05/17/2016 11:04:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Wahington Examiner ^ | 5/17/16 | David Wilkes
    The U.S. Army announced Tuesday that accused deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's court-martial is delayed until Feb. 6, 2017. This seven-month delay comes as the respective legal counsels filed their motions Tuesday morning at Fort Bragg, N.C. His court-martial had been scheduled for Aug. 8. Army Judge Col. Jeffery Nance presided over the 35-minute hearing, discussing dates and specific legal motions with attorneys. Charges against Bergdahl include desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. Stars and Stripes reported the delay gives attorneys time to pore through classified documents that may contain evidence.

    05/17/2016 8:58:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 48 replies
    AP ^ | May 17, 2016 | EMERY P. DALESIO
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) -- Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked off his combat outpost in Afghanistan and spent five years in captivity, will be court-martialed under a new commander-in-chief. A military judge decided Tuesday to delay Bergdahl's trial from August until February to provide time for resolving disputes over the defense team's access to classified documents.
  • Bowe Bergdahl court martial delayed pending appeals court ruling

    02/09/2016 5:04:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 9, 2016 | Victor Morton
    A dispute over classified information has put on hold the court-martial of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on charges of desertion and cowardice. Col. Jeffrey Nance, the judge in the case, issued a stay in the proceedings while an appeals court rules on what classified information the Bergdahl defense team can receive from the prosecution. The military requested the delay, claiming an "abundance of caution" because some of the information sought hadn't been cleared with federal classification authorities.
  • Bowe Bergdahl to be Court-Martialed

    12/19/2015 8:19:59 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | December 19, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Commanding General of Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Gen. Robert B. Abrams this week ordered the court-martial of Bowe Bergdahl. He will be tried on the charges of desertion and endangering troop by leaving his post in 2009. His action lead to a massive manhunt in a dangerous area of Afghanistan that resulted in the death of American troops. Bergdahl was held captive for 5 years by the Taliban. General Abrams’ decision contradicts the Article 32, pretrial hearing officer’s recommendation that Bergdahl should not face a general Court-Martial and should not serve jail time or a punitive discharge. General Abrams is...
  • Bowe Bergdahl to Face General Court Martial

    12/14/2015 11:32:59 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 127 replies
    ABC ^ | Dec 14, 2015, 2:10 PM ET | Luis Martinez
    "The U.S. Army Forces Command's Commanding General referred two charges today, Dec. 14, in the case of United States vs. Sgt. Robert B. Bergdahl to a General Court-Martial," the Army said in a statement. "The two specific charges referred under the U.S. Armed Forces' Uniform Code of Military Justice are: (1) Article 85: 'Desertion with Intent to Shirk Important or Hazardous Duty;' and (2) Article 99: 'Misbehavior before the Enemy by Endangering the Safety of a Command, Unit or Place,'" the statement added.
  • Two charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have been referred for trial

    12/14/2015 11:34:32 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 36 replies ^ | December 14, 2015
    Just a banner on right now. Full title: Two charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have been referred for trial by a general court-martial, according to a statement from the U.S. Army.
  • Army rejects appeal from soldier discharged after confronting accused Afghan rapist

    09/22/2015 2:19:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 22, 2015 | Judsen Burger
    EXCLUSIVE: Even as the U.S. military denies reports that American troops were told to ignore Afghan child abusers, an 11-year Green Beret who was ordered discharged after he confronted an alleged rapist was informed Tuesday that the Army has denied his appeal. Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland earlier this year was ordered discharged by Nov. 1. He has been fighting to stay in, but in an initial decision, the U.S. Army Human Resources Command told Martland that his appeal “does not meet the criteria” for an appeal. “Consequently, your request for an appeal and continued service is disapproved,” the office...
  • Delay in Bergdahl Hearing

    06/06/2015 7:57:47 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | June 6, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Last Thursday, the Army announced it will delay the Article 32 hearing for Bowe Bergdahl, from July 8 to Sept. 17th. The delay was granted at the request of Bergdahl’s lawyers. Last March the Army charged Bergdahl with one count of desertion to avoid hazardous duty and misbehavior before the enemy. The misbehavior charge carried the claims that Bergdahl’s actions endangered his unit and soldiers died looking for the alleged deserter. It is very likely that defense lawyers and Army JAGs are negotiating a possible plea deal. The delay request was approved because the defense team claimed it was necessary...
  • Franklin Graham Says There Is No Tolerance for Christians After Marine Court-Martialed

    05/28/2015 8:54:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/28/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The Rev. Franklin Graham has spoken out on a case concerning a Marine Corporal who was court-martialed for refusing to remove a Bible verse from her computer at work, stating that it shows that there is no tolerance in culture for Christians. Marine Lance Cpl. Monifa Sterling was court-martialed earlier this week after she was convicted Feb. 1, 2014, for refusing to remove the verse "No weapon formed against you shall prosper" (Isaiah 54:17) from her computer. "Unbelievably, she was criminally prosecuted by the U.S. government for displaying this encouraging scripture on her computer in her workspace. Give me a...
  • Marine court-martialed for refusing to remove Bible verse

    05/27/2015 8:53:39 AM PDT · by yoe · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 2, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    A United States Marine was convicted at a court-martial for refusing to remove a Bible verse on her computer – a verse of Scripture the military determined “could easily be seen as contrary to good order and discipline.” The plight of Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling seems unbelievable – a member of the Armed Forces criminally prosecuted for displaying a slightly altered passage of Scripture from the Old Testament: “No weapon formed against me shall prosper.” Sterling, who represented herself at trial, was convicted February 1, 2014 in a court-martial at Camp Lejune, North Carolina after she refused to obey orders...
  • Atheist demands court martial for Christian Air Force general for speaking about his faith

    05/19/2015 8:02:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Christian Examiner ^ | 05/19/2015 | Gregory Tomlin
    WASHINGTON (Christian Examiner) – A group claiming to defend the military against a Christian takeover is demanding an Air Force general face a court martial for saying he is a "redeemed believer in Christ" while in uniform at a National Day of Prayer Task Force meeting in Washington May 7, the Air Force Times has reported. Mikey Weinstein, who heads the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, wrote an editorial on the organization's website May 15 that Maj. Gen. Craig Olson violated Air Force instructions about speaking openly of God and Jesus Christ as a representative of the military. Weinstein believes the...
  • Bowe Bergdahl charged with desertion, Could face life in prison but unlikely

    03/28/2015 11:51:12 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | March 28, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    The Army has charged Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and has referred to an Article 32 military preliminary hearing which is the military version of a grand jury. Their job is to determine whether the charges against Bergdahl are sufficient for a court-martial trial or whether they should be dropped altogether. The court proceedings will be held at joint base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The charges filed against Bergdahl under The Uniform Code of Military Justice are articles 85 and 99. Article 85 – Desertion Any member of the armed forces who, without authority, goes or remains absent from his...
  • Bowe Bergdahl will face charge of desertion

    01/30/2015 12:14:22 PM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 19 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/30/15 | Glenn MacDonald
    ADM John Kirby isn’t fooling anyone by his denials that a decision has been made to move forward on preferring charges of “desertion” against Sad Sack SGT Bowe Bergdahl. The Pentagon spokesman can claim until he’s blue in the face, that such reports – first made by FOX NEWS and NBC, and now confirmed by – are “patently false,” but what will he do when his disingenuous remarks come back to bite him? Probably what any good public affairs officer (and paid liar) would. Suck it up and move on. What we now know and can tell you is,...

    12/22/2014 4:27:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    ABC Action News ^ | 12/22/2014 | LUIS MARTINEZ
    The Army has forwarded the results of its investigation of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl's disappearance to a four-star general who will decide if any disciplinary action is warranted. The general could decide on a number of possible outcomes, ranging from no further action to a possible court martial for the soldier held by the Taliban for five years after he left his post eastern Afghanistan. "After a thorough investigation and a comprehensive legal review, the investigation concerning Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been forwarded to a General Courts Martial Convening Authority, Gen. Mark Milley, commanding general of Forces Command," the Army said...
  • Wrongly Convicted By Military Justice System,Amer Soldiers Deserve as Much Att. as GITMO Detainees

    11/17/2014 8:47:37 AM PST · by seekthetruth · 39 replies
    BobMcCarty.Com ^ | November 17, 2014 | Bob McCarty
    So much attention has been paid to the matter of whether or not detainees at Guantanamo Bay should be released and allowed to return to their home countries, but little has been paid to American warfighters wrongly convicted in the military justice system. Wrongly-convicted Americans deserve at least as much attention as GITMO detainees, don’t they? EXAMPLE: Two years ago this week, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces denied former Army Green Beret Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart‘s appeal of the wrongful conviction and eight-year prison sentence handed down by a court-martial panel in Germany almost 39...
  • “Former JAG Officer”: #Bergdahl Already Arrested! Likely Get 20 years, “They Could Still Shoot Him”

    06/09/2014 7:47:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | June 9, 2014
    Since his release nine days ago, many have been wondering why Bowe Bergdahl has been so quiet! Latest reports say he hasn’t even spoken with his parents since being handed over by the Taliban! Well, according to one caller allegedly familiar with the Uniform Code of Military Justice, Bergdahl’s silence is due to the fact that he has already been put under arrest! On Monday’s show, “Richard from Saginaw”, called in and told Tom he understands that Bergdahl is expected to be charged with 11 counts — all related to his mysterious 2009 disappearance. Richard said he worked with the...
  • Video: Six members of Bergdahl’s unit tell Megyn Kelly on Fox News he should be court-martialed

    06/06/2014 10:05:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/06/2014 | AllahPundit
    Must-viewing if you missed it last night. The court-martial bit comes near the very end of the video interview, at around 16:30. I watched live and remember her asking them at one point whether they think Obama should have done the deal for Bergdahl if it meant springing the Taliban Five. If memory serves, not a single one raised his hand. I can’t find that bit in the clip below, though; it may have been a sneak preview of part two of the interview, which will air tonight. YouGov’s got an interesting poll on that subject this morning. When...
  • Why Bergdahl Must Be Court-Martialed

    06/04/2014 2:53:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 6.4.14 | Aaron Goldstein
    The deal to free Bowe Bergdahl for five top Taliban officials would have been hard to swallow if Bergdahl had been an exemplary soldier. That the evidence suggests that Bergdahl deserted his unit makes it far more odious. Under the circumstances, Bergdahl should be court-martialed. But over at the Business Insider, Armin Rosen makes the argument that Bowe Bergdahl won’t be subject to court-martial upon his return to the U.S. Rosen cites JAG lawyer and South Texas College of Law Professor Geoffery Corn who told Rosen that a prosecutor would have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Bergdahl “quit...
  • Released AWOL Soldier Bowe Bergdahl Idaho Homecoming Event Lines-Up List of Corporate Sponsors ...

    06/03/2014 7:50:31 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 59 replies ^ | June 3, 2014 | Bowe Is Back 2014
    The following is a listing of corporate sponsors supporting the homecoming of the self-professed America hating Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl who was traded for five top Taliban terrorists by President Barack Hussein Obama ... From website: Sponsors Thank you to all our sponsors. The City of Hailey The Hailey Police Department The Hailey Chamber of Commerce Luke’s pharmacy Wood River Motors Silver Creek Ford Sun Valley Aminal Center Wayne Willich and Friends Brennans Carpet Hailey Auto Exchange Candace Ireland Insurance The Snow Bunny Tim Jeneson Insurance Valley Paint & Floor Mountain Lifestyles Property Services, Inc. Wood River Insurance Copy And...
  • 'He left us. He willingly and premeditatedly deserted' Bergdahl's platoon-mates....

    06/02/2014 9:07:20 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 6/2/2014 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    Two former comrades of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have confirmed to MailOnline that their former platoon-mate walked away from his post in Afghanistan on June 30, 2009 with the intention of reneging on his military oath. 'I'm positive that he's a deserter, and that it was all premeditated,' said Gerald Sutton, a 31-year-old Michigan college student who left the military in September 2012 and said he was 'a good friend' of Bergdahl when they were deployed to the Middle East. A Pentagon investigation established in 2010 that on that Tuesday, Bergdahl abandoned his platoon in a war zone near...
  • Sgt. Bergdahl and President Obama

    06/02/2014 11:57:37 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 22 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | June 2, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Will a court martial determine whether he deserted, committed treason or another other serious offense? What difference does it make now?An article at Blackfive titled Big Problems With Bergdahl Deal is the best I have read thus far about the ransoming of Sgt. Bergdahl from the Taliban. Lacking sufficient verifiable information, the author refrains from challenging his conduct based solely on allegations about how and why he wound up with the Taliban. When George Zimmerman was tried in the media for murdering Trayvon Martin -- a sweet little boy who looked a lot like the son President Obama might have had -- he was found guilty almost by acclamation. Later,...
  • Flashback: A reminder about Bowe Bergdahl’s desertion problem

    06/01/2014 10:49:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 23 replies ^ | May 31, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Flashback: A reminder about Bowe Bergdahl’s desertion problem By Michelle Malkin • May 31, 2014 08:51 PM While many people jumped aboard the Bowe Bergdahl bandwagon, I was not one of them. His release today in exchange for five Taliban commanders who had been in custody at Gitmo underscores troubling questions that have persisted since his alleged abduction. Longtime readers will recall questions raised here about the circumstances of Bergdahl’s disappearance. Here’s a flashback from my July 20, 2009 blog post:
  • Army General Reaches Deal on Sex Counts

    03/17/2014 8:06:36 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 16, 2014 | Richard Oppel
    The senior Army officer prosecuted in the military’s most closely watched sexual assault case, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair, has agreed to plead guilty to sharply reduced charges, including that he disobeyed a commander’s order, misused his government charge card and mistreated his former mistress, a captain. In exchange for those pleas, prosecutors will dismiss far more serious charges against General Sinclair, including that he twice forced the captain into oral sex and threatened to kill her and her family. General Sinclair is expected to enter the pleas, outlined in a document endorsed by both sides and distributed by the...
  • How a Military Sexual Assault Case Foundered

    03/14/2014 5:16:06 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 12, 2014 | Alan Blinder, Richard Oppel
    The most important sexual assault prosecution in the military came apart on Monday. But cracks had appeared two months earlier in the same North Carolina military courtroom. During a Jan. 7 pretrial hearing, the sole witness to accuse Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair of forced sex — charges that could imprison him for life — took the stand at Fort Bragg to explain how she had only recently found an old iPhone that contained evidence of their three-year affair. What might have seemed an innocuous discovery was, to General Sinclair’s civilian lawyers, a major opportunity: The witness, a 34-year-old captain,...
  • Court-Martial Set To Start For Navy Supervisor In Connection To 2 Divers’ Deaths

    01/13/2014 8:28:22 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 1 replies
    Wa Po ^ | 1/12/2014 | Michael E. Ruane
    The Navy divers knew it was a risky operation. The Aberdeen “super pond” was deep enough to hold a 14-story building. Its water was black and cold. And the bottom was a tangle of muck and debris. An Army diver had died there a month earlier. And now, with some crucial equipment broken, James E. Reyher said Ryan Harris had to make the dive with scuba gear, and little margin for error. Even for a quick “bounce” dive, scuba tanks would give them only about 11 minutes of air to go down 150 feet and get back up. It was...
  • Navy Drops Charges Against Second Midshipman Accused of Sexually Assaulting Female

    01/11/2014 7:46:55 PM PST · by centurion316 · 26 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | January 10, 2014 | AP
    Original Title (Too Long)Navy Drops Charges Against Second Midshipman Accused of Sexually Assaulting Female Officer During Boozy Party A U.S. Naval Academy midshipman accused in a sexual assault case will not face charges, leaving just one of three original defendants in the case remaining. A Naval Academy spokesman said charges against Midshipman Eric Graham of Eight Mile, Alabama, were dismissed following a recommendation from prosecutors. Prosecutors initially accused three men of sexually assaulting a woman, also a midshipman, in 2012 at an off-campus house in Annapolis, Maryland. The woman said she didn't remember being sexually assaulted after a night of...
  • The Manning Conviction

    07/31/2013 9:14:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | July 30, 2013 | Austin Bay
    Following his conviction this week on at least five counts of espionage and several lesser charges, including fraud and theft, U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning will now do hard time in prison. In certain circumstances, spies deserve capital punishment. Several decades in jail strikes me being as Manning's criminal due, however. Treason rates the death sentence, but Manning didn't commit treason. In fact, he beat that rap. Manning admitted he gave Julian Assange's Wikileaks organization at least 700,000 pages of classified U.S. documents, as well as numerous classified videos. The massive document release included classified State Department cables and military...
  • Atheist accuses Christians of treason over beliefs

    05/01/2013 11:21:22 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    WND ^ | May 1, 2013 | Unattributed
    Argues any military member talking about faith guilty of sedition That there have been those who oppose Christianity in all its forms and expressions at any time anywhere isn’t new. Those are personalities like Mikey Weinstein, of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, who recently said, “We face incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation’s armed forces.” The fact the military is listening to him is new. That was confirmed in a report by Fox News’ Todd Starnes, who said...
  • Army General Charged with Forcible Sodomy During Tour in Afghanistan

    09/27/2012 11:22:30 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 38 replies
    ABC OTUS News/Yahoo ^ | 9-26-12 | Luis Martinez
    An Army brigadier general has been charged with forcible sodomy, inappropriate relationships, and possessing alcohol and pornography while serving as a senior commander in Afghanistan earlier this year. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, a deputy commanding general of the 82 nd Airborne Division, faces a possible court martial over the charges handed down Wednesday. In May, Sinclair was sent home to the United States in the middle of his combat tour in Afghanistan, where he was serving in the southern Afghanistan province of Kandahar as the deputy commander of logistics and support for the 82nd Airborne. *snip* A news release by...
  • 2 Marines to be court-martialed over video showing troops urinating on corpses

    09/24/2012 1:14:09 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 21 replies ^ | 9/24/12 | ap
    Two U.S. Marines were referred to trial by court martial over their alleged involvement in a video showing troops urinating on dead Taliban fighters and posing for pictures with casualties.
  • Judge refuses to dismiss GI's WikiLeaks case

    04/25/2012 9:07:25 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/25/12 | DAVID DISHNEAU
    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) -- A military judge refused on Wednesday to throw out the charges against an Army private accused of providing reams of sensitive documents to Wikileaks in the biggest leak of government secrets in U.S. history. Army Col. Denise Lind denied the defense motion to dismiss all 22 charges during a pretrial hearing in the court-martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning. The ruling means the hearing that's mainly concerned with the exchange of evidence will continue. It's scheduled to run through Thursday. The defense has filed a separate motion seeking dismissal of the most serious charge, aiding the...
  • Recent spike in Fairbanks HIV cases involved military, state says

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A recent spike in HIV infections has been linked to military men in Fairbanks. The Anchorage Daily News ( ) says newly-released public health data shows that the increase is linked to military men finding sex partners online. Data shows that the outbreak involves nine cases of HIV infection from Jan. 1, of last year to Jan. 31 of this year. The state Department of Health and Social Services says from 2007 through 2010, the number of HIV cases reported in the Fairbanks area was fairly stable. However, that changed this last year. Health officials say of...
  • Marine beaten to death at Camp Pendleton

    11/09/2011 1:04:05 PM PST · by ColdOne · 43 replies ^ | 11/09/11 | NBC, and news services
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — A 19-year-old found dead in his Camp Pendleton barracks had been beaten to death by a fellow Marine, investigators say. Lance Cpl. Mario Arias Jr., from Canoga Park, Calif., was attacked at the San Diego County base over the weekend, authorities said. The air crew trainee, from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Training Squadron 303, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, enlisted in August 2010. The Naval Criminal Investigation Service said the suspect is being treated in a hospital for "significant injuries" sustained when he jumped from a third-floor balcony. Ed Buice, spokesman for NCIS...
  • Carson soldier to face court martial for Afghan murder

    02/01/2011 10:58:17 AM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Gazette ^ | February 1, 2011 | Tom Roeder
    A Fort Carson soldier will be court-martialed for the murder for an Afghan prisoner, despite claims by his defense attorney that he’s too mentally ill for trial. Pfc. David Lawrence’s case was referred to a general court martial Tuesday by Fort Carson commander Brig. Gen. James Doty. The 20-year-old soldier faces a maximum punishment of life in prison in the Oct. 17 shooting death of an alleged Taliban leader known by the pseudonym Mullah Mohebullah. “The date for the general court martial has not yet been determined,” Fort Carson said in a news release. During a December evidence hearing in...
  • Alleged Fort Hood shooter ruled 'sane': source

    01/26/2011 7:05:51 PM PST · by ColdOne · 59 replies
    AFP ^ | January 26th 2011 | Sig Christenson
    KILLEEN, Texas — The US Army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people in a shooting spree on a Texas army base has been ruled sane and thus fit for trial, a source familiar with the case said. The ruling by a group of medical experts, called a sanity board, opens the door for a court martial that could end in the execution of Major Nidal Hasan, who was paralyzed from the neck down during the November 5, 2009 massacre. Neither prosecutors nor retired Army Colonel John Galligan, a veteran military lawyer representing Hasan, 40, would confirm the board's decision.
  • CDR Charles Kerchner Speaks out about the Court-Martial of Lt. Col. Terry Lakin

    12/28/2010 3:33:13 PM PST · by STARWISE · 18 replies · 2+ views
    ThePost&Email ^ | 12-28-10 | Sharon Rondeau
    *snip* Can you just imagine that…driving a couple hundred miles, and the timing to come down and be at his trial…just two people in motion in the universe, and we just crossed paths in that building at that instant in time. Anyway, he said, “Commander Kerchner,” and I said, after looking at who was calling me, “Terry!” It was quite a surprise to meet him that way. We were chit-chatting for a few seconds there, and he said, “I’m pleased to meet you,” and I said, “I’m honored to meet you. I’m here to support you.“ As we were talking...
  • Lakin: "I chose the wrong path."

    12/16/2010 9:04:24 PM PST · by ExtremePatriot · 114 replies
    Worldnet DAily ^ | 12/15/2010 | Brian Fitzpatrick
    Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin apologized today for forcing the Army to court-martial him over his attempt to compel President Barack Obama to prove his constitutional eligibility to serve as commander-in-chief.
  • Court-martial of Obama 'birther' continues today at Fort Meade

    12/15/2010 8:13:57 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 67 replies · 1+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 12/15/2010 | From Baltimore Sun
    Army doctor disobeyed Afghanistan orders over questions of president's eligibility The court-martial of an Army doctor who disobeyed orders to deploy to Afghanistan because he questioned President Barack Obama's eligibility for office will continue for a second day in a military court at Fort Meade....frpa
  • Countdown to Court Martial: Update from Dec 14, 2010

    12/14/2010 8:17:10 PM PST · by FS11 · 38 replies
    His new lawyer -- who has not been working with us -- convinced Terry that by changing his strategy and abandoning any argument about Obama's eligibility, he would be able to plead for mercy tomorrow when he is sentenced. Terry was able today, and will be able tomorrow, to explain that he was motivated by his concerns about eligibility, but of course by pleading guilty he abandons any opportunity to appeal, and thus any chance that the appellate courts would reverse Judge Lind's rulings. The Lakin case will now never provide an answer to the questions the nation has as...
  • (Ret.LtGen.)McInerny:Congress will review Lakin case-...'is not going to get a fair trial'

    12/12/2010 12:24:08 PM PST · by STARWISE · 29 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12-10-10 | Brian Fitzpatrick
    Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney predicts the incoming Republican-controlled House of Representatives will launch an investigation if Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin is convicted in next week's court martial. Lakin is on trial for refusing to obey orders to deploy to Afghanistan. He challenged the orders because he questions President Barack Obama's eligibility to serve as commander-in-chief of the armed forces. His court martial is scheduled to begin Dec. 14. "It looks like he's not being treated fairly," said McInerney in an interview Friday on Denver talk radio station KHOW. "It's important that he gets a fair trial, which...
  • Obama 'compassion' only goes so far/ LTC Lakin: Time to act is NOW!

    12/09/2010 8:42:45 PM PST · by wintertime · 128 replies
    WND ^ | December 09, 2010 | Joseph Farah
    Barack Obama loves to portray himself as a compassionate humanitarian. Assuring justice and avoiding unnecessary punishment is such an obsession, he would have us believe, that he opposes detaining those participating in acts of war against the U.S. He even insisted on a civilian trial in New York for the man who confessed to masterminding the Sept. 11 attacks. But Obama's compassion does have its limits. There's one distinguished U.S. Army officer and physician who appears to be headed to prison soon. He hasn't committed any crimes. He has served his country honorably in foreign wars. His reviews by superiors...
  • LTC Lakin - Rep. Frank Staff: efforts underway at DC office to "try to stop the court-martial."

    12/07/2010 2:50:31 PM PST · by rxsid · 34 replies ^ | 12/7/2010 | ObamaRelease YourRecords
    "Summary of Support Terry Lakin Day: Rep. Trent Frank Staff; efforts already underway at their DC office to "try to stop the court-martial.10:30 - 11:45 AM - McCain 30 Supporters gathered at John McCain's office on 16th Street in Phoenix. Except for a group of about six that entered the office for about a 10 minute period, all marched and held signs (some photos attached) and American flags on both sides of the street for the entire time. Many drivers honked in agreement as they drove by. The group that entered the office were greeted by McCain staffer Barb Donaldson,...
  • Lakin’s attorney: Conviction ‘certain'

    Lakin’s attorney: Conviction ‘certain December 3, 2010 Lieutenant Colonel Terrence Lakin, a distinguished Army flight surgeon, is “certain” to be convicted of disobeying orders, according to his lawyer, Neil Puckett. LTC Lakin will go on trial December 14 for refusing to deploy with his unit to Afghanistan. The senior officer questioned the legal validity of his orders because they originate ultimately with President Barack Obama, whose eligibility to serve as commander in chief under article II of the U.S. Constitution remains unproven. “Based on the evidence available, his conviction is certain,” Puckett told WND. “He has no affirmative defense for...
  • LTC Lakin Named “Man of the Year” (by conservative website)

    11/28/2010 4:53:28 PM PST · by STARWISE · 38 replies
    Post&Email ^ | 11-28-10 | David F. LaRocque
    Friends and Patriots, The court-martial of LTC Lakin is scheduled to convene on December 14, 2010. The defendant in this case, Colonel Terry Lakin has been recognized by the web site as its 2010 “Man of the Year.” *snip* The plaintiff in each of these three cases is a present or former U.S. military officer, as follows: 1) Kerchner et al v. Obama et al, CDR Charles Kerchner USNR (ret) plaintiff, Mario Apuzzo Esq., counsel ( ); 2) Rhodes v. McDonald, CPT Connie Rhodes USA (MD, U.S. Army) plaintiff, Dr. Orly Taitz, counsel (; 3) Hollister et al v....
  • Is LTC Lakin guilty of missing movement? Not necessarily

    11/22/2010 10:23:57 AM PST · by STARWISE · 34 replies
    CAAFlog ^ | 11-21-10 | Dwight Sullivan
    Now that the Lakin case has moved away from the guano crazy birther defense devised by Paul Rolf Jensen, it seems time to consider whether LTC Lakin is actually guilty of the charges he faces. As to Charge I and its specification, the answer seems to be, “Not necessarily.” LTC Lakin faces two charges with a total of five specifications. Charge II alleges an Article 92 violation supported by three specifications of disobeying a lawful order and one specification of willful dereliction of duty. (Two pairs of specs appear duplicate one another– one (Spec 3) alleges failure to report to...
  • Is This Officer A Hero Or A Criminal

    11/19/2010 7:15:13 AM PST · by JLWORK · 88 replies
    Here's The Right Side Of It ^ | November 19, 2010 | John L. Work
    There is a code of conduct among military personnel and police officers, which says that if one among them is committing an act that is wrong it becomes the duty of the others to speak up. I was not in the military service. I did serve in the ranks and files of law enforcement for twenty years. I understand that code of honor. It was written in the operations manuals of the two agencies in which I worked full-time. In fact, within Colorado it is a felony to not report a peace officer who engages in the commission of certain...
  • LTC Lakin’s latest (military jag blog)

    11/12/2010 5:27:18 PM PST · by STARWISE · 44 replies
    Thanks to a jab from RealityCheck. Let’s parse the current defense information release from LTC Lakin’s defense counsel. His previous civilian attorney complicated his case and is partially responsible for two of these charges by advising LTC Lakin to refuse to report to his superior officer. I posted a while back about the TMLUTB defense.(("Throw the lawyer under the bus (TMLUB) seems to be a current favorite. Whether that will get relief will be a different question. By that defense I mean a “my lawyer (Mr. Jensen) told me the orders were unlawful and that I could disobey them. I...
  • LTC Lakin Trial Update (from his attorney)

    11/09/2010 5:03:08 PM PST · by STARWISE · 13 replies
    The Law Firm of Puckett & Faraj, PC, is preparing the defense of LTC Lakin for trial currently scheduled for December 14, 2010 at Fort Meade, MD. LTC Lakin is being charged with missing movement, disobeying orders to report to a new unit, disobeying orders to report to his brigade commander and dereliction of duty. His previous civilian attorney complicated his case and is partially responsible for two of these charges by advising LTC Lakin to refuse to report to his superior officer. The defense team is now working to minimize the damage caused by this inappropriate legal advice and...
  • Press Release: October 4, 2010: Lakin Retains New Legal Counsel

    10/05/2010 4:39:48 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 73 replies
    The American Patriot Foundation is pleased to announce that LTC Lakin has repositioned his forces, has retained new legal counsel, and is extremely grateful that the Foundation will be dedicating the critical next few weeks before his planned court-martial on November 3-5, to focusing entirely on public affairs, strategic communications/messaging and coalition-building and that their support will continue seamlessly as the new attorney prepares for trial. The website of the Foundation is being re-designed to reflect this new focus and emphasis. Contrary to the impression left by some blogs and internet commentary, LTC Lakin is consistent in continuing on the...
  • LTC Lakin writ sitrep

    10/02/2010 4:36:35 PM PDT · by tired_old_conservative · 142 replies ^ | 10/2/10 | tired_old_conservative
    Don't know if it's true, but various sites are reporting that Lakin and his counsel, Paul Jensen, may be parting ways and Lakin may be acquiring an experienced military law counsel If that is true, better late than never. If nothing else, it could pay dividends in the sentencing phase.