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[/break1]cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57546782-38/bradley-manning-offers-partial-guilty-plea-to-military-court/]Bradley Manning offers partial guilty plea to military courtBradley Manning, the U.S. Army soldier accused of providing WikiLeaks with hundreds of thousands of classified documents, has offered to plead guilty. Sort of.During a pre-trial hearing in military court today, Manning's attorney, David Coombs, proposed a partial guilty plea covering a subset of the slew of criminal charges that the U.S. Army has lodged against him."Manning is attempting to accept responsibility for offenses that are encapsulated within, or are a subset of, the charged offenses," Coombs wrote on his blog this evening. "The court will consider whether this is a permissible plea."Coombs stressed that Manning's offerWeasels trying to weasel...


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[/break1]nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/09/15041364-blood-on-soldiers-clothes-matched-dna-from-afghan-massacre-scene?lite]Soldier's Clothes had Blood and DNA Matches with 9 victimsTACOMA, Washington - U.S. Army investigators found traces of blood from nine people on the clothes of Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, the U.S. soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers, but only one of the DNA samples matched blood found at the crime scene, a forensic specialist said on Thursday. Military prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, accusing him of gunning down the villagers - mostly women and children - when he ventured out of his remote camp on two revenge-fueled forays over a five-hour period in March.An Army forensic specialist, testifying in a hearing to decide if there is enough evidence to warrant a court-martial, said blood from nine unknown people - four females and five males - was found on Bales' blood-soaked camouflage clothing, underwear, socks and shoes."I tried to take what I thought was a representative item," said Christine Trapolsi, a DNA examiner with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation laboratory, describing how she cut blood-stained swatches of clothing taken from Bales after he returned to his Camp Belambay base after...Based on my experience with the military, things like this do happen. Think about this though. All the time we have been in the Stan - compare the incidents mass killings in American Cities to the number of cases of mass murder in A Stan. (been there since....hell I can't even quite remember a time when we WEREN'T in A-Stan.......Excuse me, I have to update the Newspeak® historical data. Eastasia....ect


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Post by SueDB » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:06 am

Seal Team 6 Members given "Non-judicial Punishment (Captian's Mast/Article 15 UCMJ etc) at the Field Grade (Issuing Commander in the pay grade of 0-4 - Major, Lt Commander...) - If you want an explanation of NJP, please give me a PM.





[/break1]caaflog.com/]“SEAL Team 6″ Members Disciplined for Leaks to Video Game Maker





By Mike "No Man" Navarre, November 9, 2012





From CBS News, here: [/break1]cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57547417/7-navy-seals-disciplined-for-role-with-video-game/]http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-5 ... ideo-game/




(CBS News) The U.S. Navy SEALs are part of an elite force that operates in the shadows, best known for killing Osama bin Laden. However, CBS News has learned a group of SEALs has been disciplined for revealing secrets.





The seven members of SEAL Team Six are all still on active duty. One of them was on the raid which killed Osama bin Laden and made SEAL Team Six a household name. For two days this spring and summer, they worked as paid consultants on a recently released video game, "Medal of Honor: Warfighter."





Four other members of the team who have since transferred out of the unit but are still on active duty are under investigation.





The game does not recreate the bin Laden raid, but it does portray realistic missions, such as an attack on a pirates' den in Somalia. It was...




Since the half assed book came out written by a former Seal (on my investigation, IMHO it appears that he separated from the service due to "bad blood" between him and command - a fairly common reason for quitting.)...The DOD has been cracking down on the flow of classified material, methods, sites, plans, How to assault some place, and other trade secrets our folks don't like to talk about or let out.


These folks disobeyed a lawful order to not discuss this crap without command permission. In this case is is not easier to get forgiveness than permission.





The Pentagon has lost it's sense of humor over the willful disclosure of classified information including For Official Use Only material. That book on the raid was the straw that broke the camel's back. Since it was already published (along with trying to suppress the book due to the extreme bad publicity that it would garner during the run up to the election), this is just trying to close the barn door after the horses have left.





This incident heightens the visibility of SEALS selling secrets for money (they got paid for the video game...didn't get command permission to even chat with the game maker).





With the Bradley Manning leak etc......



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Post by SueDB » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:49 am

Cross Poasted from Hijack this thread. http://www.thefogbow.com/forum/viewtopi ... 441607From our friend, Mr. Phil Cave, Esq [/break1]thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/11/04/daniel-klaidman-the-seals-biggest-threat.html]Seals Have a Hard Time Turning Down Money From the Enterainment Industry.Long after the sun had dipped behind the high peaks of the Hindu Kush, on a moonless night four Navy SEALs fast-roped down from a Chinook helicop­ter onto an isolated ridge. It was June 27, 2005, and the elite team of American warriors was on a kill or cap­ture mission—code-named Operation Red Wings—in the heart of Taliban country. Their target was a tribal fighter named Ahmad Shah, whose attacks had taken a high toll on U.S. Marines in the area.The SEAL team moved stealthily through the night across an unforgiving terrain of dense brush and rocks toward their predetermined observation point. But early the next morning they were discovered by a group of local goatherds. Lt. Michael Murphy, the SEALs’ leader, faced a dilemma: let them go and compromise his team’s position or kill them, a potential war crime. With buy-in from his men, Murphy re­leased the Afghans.Within an hour, the SEALs were ambushed by as many as 40 heavily armed Taliban. An intense firefight erupted. The badly outgunned SEALs were forced to retreat into a ravine for cover. Murphy and his men, suffer­ing grievous wounds, were pinned down against the steep mountainside. Exposing himself to near-certain death, Murphy fought his way back into an open area so he could get enough signal to radio for backup. He immediately took a round in the back and fell to the ground, dropping his phone. He got back up and completed the call, successfully providing his team’s location and requesting support.When an MH-47 helicopter arrived to try to rescue the SEALs, the Taliban were lying in wait. Struck by a rocket-propelled grenade, the bird went down, killing all on board—eight Navy SEALs and eight Army Night Stalkers. By then, Murphy and two of the three other SEALs from his team were dead. But Petty Officer Marcus Lut­trell survived, living off berries, stream water, and his wits for seven days before being found by friendly Afghans and car­ried to safety. In 2007, Murph, as he was known, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for attempting to save the lives of his brother SEALs at the cost of...


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[/break1]nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/09/15054517-cia-director-david-petraeus-resigns-cites-extramarital-affair?lite]General Petraeus Resigns a Head Of CIA - victim of another extramarital affair.CIA Director David Petraeus resigned Friday, citing an extramarital affair and "extremely poor judgment."As first reported by NBC News, Petraeus disclosed the affair in a letter released to the CIA work force on Friday afternoon, writing: "Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours."Petraeus told President Barack Obama of his affair and offered his resignation during a meeting Thursday, a senior official told NBC News. In a statement, Obama said he accepted Petraeus’s resignationThis comes one the heels of BG Sinclair's seriously embarrassing Court Marshal.Also, the Navy has been hit with a wave of commanders being relieved for cause...Many of the cases involve misconduct with members of the opposite sex


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Ahhhh, and the Navy reports in...[/break1]thedaily.com/page/2012/08/15/081512-news-navy-commanders-1-4/]This year's latest Navy booze and sex scandal.The Navy is on track to fire a record number of commanders this year for bad behavior, The Daily has learned.Already this year, 13 commanders have been axed, six for misbehaving. No. 13, nuclear submarine Cmdr. Michael Ward, got his walking papers Sunday, for what the Navy described as “allegations of personal misconduct.”Ward is accused of getting a woman pregnant, then ditching her by having a buddy tell her he died in combat. Right now, he hasn’t been found guilty of anything, but he’s still out as top officer of the USS Pittsburgh, a nuclear-powered, fast-attack submarine based in Groton, Conn.It was a port call in the Seychelles Islands on New Year’s Eve that did in Cmdr. Jay Wylie. He was drunk and horny, and the junior officer was pretty. He slid his hand up her dress and into her underwear.Apparently, they didn't learn all that much from the Tailhook Scandal. What used to pass for normal behavior for Navy folks (drunk, sloppy, stupid and horny) is not being accepted these days. Officers used to brag about bagging whomever while being married as a sign of a "big man". Now ... not so much.


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Post by SueDB » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:19 pm

Almost forgot about our Air Force....





[/break1]latimes.com/2012/aug/10/nation/la-na-nn-air-force-sex-scandal-lackland-20120810]Base Commander Relieved in USAF Basic Training Instructor Sex Scandal.


HOUSTON -- A sex scandal at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas has led to the dismissal of the top commander overseeing basic training for every new American airman, officials said Friday.





Col. Glenn Palmer was commander of basic training for the 737th Training Group at the base near San Antonio, where more than a dozen military instructors in the last year have been charged with or investigated on suspicion of sexually assaulting recruits.





On Friday, officials confirmed reports by the Associated Press that Palmer had been relieved of duty by Col. Eric Axelbank, commander of the 37th training wing at Lackland.





“Col. Palmer was relieved because Col. Eric Axelbank lost confidence in his ability to maintain a safe and secure training environment for our newest airmen,” Collen McGee, spokeswoman for the 37th Training Wing, told the Los Angeles Times. Axelbank decided that, for the 737th group, “a new leader is required to meet the current needs,” she said.[/break1]csmonitor.com/USA/Military/2012/0921/Rocked-by-sex-scandal-Air-Force-installs-woman-commander-for-basic-training]Air Force Looking Toward New Base Commander to clean up Sex Scandal Mess.





A woman takes command of the Air Force’s basic training program Friday, a nod to the pervasive problem of sexual assault on the base where dozens of female recruits say they were preyed upon by their instructors...





It is a figure that has continued to grow and now stands at 39 potential victims, as more women – and some female instructors – have come forward to report assaults at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. ...





The cases have had some notable setbacks. In June, Staff Sgt. Peter Vega-Maldonado struck a plea deal after he admitted to having sex with a female trainee. He received 90 days’ confinement after agreeing to testify against his fellow instructors, for which he received immunity.





It was only then that he admitted to having sex with a total of 10 trainees, a source of grave embarrassment for Air Force officials. Consequently, Vega-Maldonado will be discharged from the service after he is released from jail, senior Air Force officials say. He will not be charged in any of the other cases, they add.


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Post by SueDB » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:57 am

[/break1]nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/10/15070447-he-shot-me-right-here-afghans-testify-in-case-of-us-soldier-accused-of-massacre]More from SSG Bales Court Marshal - Afghans Testify





'He shot me right here': Afghans testify in case of US soldier accused of massacre


TACOMA, Washington - An Afghan villager and two of his sons, who survived a night-time shooting rampage in March, testified on Saturday that they saw only one U.S. soldier attacking their compound, backing the U.S. government's account.





A teenager said he had cried out "We are children, we are children" during the attack, but then saw the soldier shoot a child.





Military prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, accusing him of killing 16 villagers, mostly women and children, when he ventured out of his remote camp on two revenge-fueled forays over a five-hour period in March.





The shootings in Afghanistan's Kandahar province ... more at the link for rikker above.







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Post by brommbaer » Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:20 pm

Ward is accused of getting a woman pregnant, then ditching her by having a buddy tell her he died in combat. I don't get it. A man with this awful responsibility is supposed to have done something absolutely stupid like that?



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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:31 pm

Almost forgot about our Air Force....When I was in basic training at Lackland in '77 they warned us sternly and repeatedly about the Iranian soldiers assigned to the base and told us horror stories of their attitudes towards women and their proclivity for sexual assaults because women weren't "equal" to men. For some period of time they were supposedly confined to specific areas of the base in order to protect the US women in basic. At least that's what we were told. Meanwhile, our TI had just married a recruit he met when she was assigned to his Flight during the previous class. They were married as soon as she graduated basic and was pregnant by the time we graduated.



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Post by Addie » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:49 pm

[link]HuffPo,http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/1 ... 22379.html[/link]





William Ward, Four Star General, Demoted For Lavish Spending, Ordered To Repay $82,000





WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has demoted the former head of U.S. Africa Command who was accused of spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other unauthorized expenses, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday.





Panetta stripped Gen. William "Kip" Ward of a star, which means that he will now retire as a three-star lieutenant general despite arguments from the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff against the demotion. Ward also has been ordered also repay the government $82,000.





The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person wasn't authorized to discuss a personnel matter.





The demotion comes as retired Army Gen. David Petraeus resigned as CIA director because of an extramarital affair and Marine Gen. John Allen is being investigated for improper communications with a woman.





According to the official, Panetta reviewed the Ward matter and concluded that the wrongdoing found by the Defense Department Inspector General, in a report released earlier this year, demanded accountability.


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Post by SueDB » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:11 pm

[/break1]msn.com/politics/general-demoted-for-lavish-travel-spending]4 Star, now 3 Star - It does happen....





WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has demoted the former head of U.S. Africa Command who was accused of spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other unauthorized expenses, the Pentagon said Tuesday.





Panetta stripped Gen. William "Kip" Ward of a star, which means that he will now retire as a three-star lieutenant general. Ward also has been ordered to repay the government $82,000.





Secretary of the Army John McHugh concurred with Panetta's decision, Pentagon press secretary George Little said in a statement Tuesday.





The demotion came after retired Army Gen. David Petraeus resigned as CIA director because of an extramarital affair and Marine Gen. John Allen was being investigated for potentially improper communications :-({|= :-({|= :-({|=





The Drill Sergeants running Basic Training are now whining that they are trying to turn out soldiers who must obey the rules and regs. When the folks at the top don't obey the rules, how can you let the enlisted (privates etc) not to follow.





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Post by SueDB » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:38 am

[/break1]stripes.com/news/us/marine-accused-of-sexual-behavior-with-neighborhood-dogs-1.198597?localLinksEnabled=false&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+starsandstripes%2Fgeneral+%28Stars+and+Stripes%29]Marine Misconduct and with a dog yet......A Camp Lejeune Marine has been accused of engaging in sexual behavior with dogs in Jones County, officials said Tuesday.Staff Sgt. Marc David Harpel, 30, of Emmett Lane in Maysville, was charged Monday by the Jones County Sheriff’s Office with seven counts each of felony crimes against nature and misdemeanor solicitation for crimes against naturePretty disgusting crap AsFarAsI'mConcerned.TOTH to Mr. Phil Cave...


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http://www.stripes.com/blogs/stripes-ce ... t-1.198573 Scam Artist Preacher Bails on Pentagon Prayer BreakfastBy Chris CarrollPublished: November 27, 2012WASHINGTON – An evangelical Christian speaker exposed a few years ago for using a fake degree and clinical garb to bolster his credentials as a caregiver has pulled out as guest speaker at a Pentagon prayer breakfast after a protest from a well-known advocate of church-state separation in the military. Ray Giunta, a Las Vegas pastor, counselor and co-founder of We Care Ministries, was to speak Wednesday at the weekly Pentagon Prayer Breakfast, as first reported by the Huffington Post.But an Army spokesman said that Giunta “declined...


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[/break1]nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/04/15657665-military-court-removes-judge-from-fort-hood-shooting-trial?lite]Army Removing Mil Judge from Hasan Court Martial


The highest military appellate court ordered on Monday the removal of the judge overseeing the trial of Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people at the Fort Hood Army base in 2009.





The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces wrote in an opinion that Col. Gregory Gross should be removed for the appearance of bias -- in part because he demanded that Hasan's beard be shaved.





“The command, and not the military judge, has the primary responsibility for the enforcement of grooming standards,” the court wrote in a 10-page opinion. “A military judge’s contempt authority is directed toward control of the courtroom. Although the military judge here stated that (Hasan’s) beard was a ‘disruption,’ there was insufficient evidence on this record to demonstration that (his) beard materially interfered with the proceedings.”





Further, the opinion stated, the judge and his family were present at Fort Hood on the day ofKinda strange as the last full Colonel I worked for thought she sat on the right hand of God.


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[/break1]nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/04/15676692-west-point-cadet-quits-cites-criminal-behavior-of-officers?lite]West Point Cadet Resigns over claimed criminal Christian Proselytizing by Senior OfficersA West Point cadet publicly announced his decision to quit the prestigious military academy just months before graduating to protest what he sees as the illegal infusion of military procedures and events with fundamentalist Christian proselytizing.To call attention to his move, senior Blake Page wrote a scathing commentary on West Point, published Monday in the Huffington Post."Countless officers here and throughout the military are guilty of blatantly violating the oaths they swore to defend the Constitution," wrote Page, who was slated to graduate in May. "These men and women are criminals, complicit in light of day defiance of the Uniform Code of Military Justice through unconstitutional proselytism, discrimination against the non-religious and establishing formal policies to reward, encourage and even at times require sectarian religious participation."A public affairs officer at West Point told NBC News he was seeking a response to the Page's commentary and his resignation, but had not arranged an interview or responded to the cadet's assertions by the time of publication.


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Post by Sam the Centipede » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:06 am

...snip...Kinda strange as the last full Colonel I worked for thought she sat on the right hand of God. ;) I think you'll find that God sat on the left hand of madame Colonel. ;)



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Kinda strange as the last full Colonel I worked for thought she sat on the right hand of God.And why, pray tell, were you letting the Colonel sit on your right side? :P



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Post by Addie » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:59 am

That's very good news to me, even though it's a shame the young man has to put his career on the line.


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Post by esseff44 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:37 pm

That's very good news to me, even though it's a shame the young man has to put his career on the line.He wasn't going to have much of a career if what he claims is true. His promotions and assignments would depend on his participation in the religious indoctrination efforts. He would be forced out one way or another. It's better for him to choose another path while he's young. Let's see if he gets any support from his peers or from anyone who has any power to do anything if he makes his case.



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Post by Addie » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:30 am

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Retired Va. Beach sailor charged with espionage





NORFOLK — — A retired Navy sailor from Virginia Beach has been charged with attempted espionage, federal authorities announced Thursday.





Robert Patrick Hoffman II, 39, a native of Buffalo, N.Y., allegedly attempted to pass classified information to the Russian Federation that pertained to tracking U.S. submarines, according to a federal indictment.





However, Hoffman delivered the information to an undercover FBI agent, the indictment alleges.





Hoffman served in the Navy for 20 years and achieved the rank of Petty Officer First Class. He was trained as a cryptologic technician and retired from the Navy in November 2011. While serving, he held a top secret security clearance. ...





He was arrested Thursday morning without incident. The charges were announced by U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride. The investigation also involved the FBI's Norfolk field office and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).


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Post by ZekeB » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:17 am

20 years and he didn't make Chief? I'd like to see his evals. I suspect this guy had other character issues.


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Post by SueDB » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:46 pm

Looks like he was trying to pad is retirement. I'm sure a PO1 after 20 years in cryptography would be a ripe target for the other folks or our folks in a sting. If he was smart, he coulda been a double agent...but NnnOOOOOOooo!


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Post by Plutodog » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:21 pm

Old shipmates at the FB page for NavSecGru are of course talking about this. At least one admits to having deployed with him out of Pearl, said he was a dipshit. Of course this brings up other shitbirds that got caught spying or trying to spy...the remarks about these folks, as you may imagine, are not exactly complimentary.I never met Hoffman. He enlisted about 8 years after my EAOS.
Edit: Edit to add a photo of Hoffman from one of the NSG sites -- he's real spy-stuff, eh?


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Post by SueDB » Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:21 pm

[/break1]duffelblog.com/2012/12/bradley-manning-charges-dropped-soldier-exploits-loophole-in-ucmj/]PFC Bradley Manning Beats The Rap Exploiting UCMJ Loophole...To be freedFORT MEADE, MD – Private First Class Bradley Manning will go free after all charges against him were dropped in a stunning outcome which has shocked experts and brought an abrupt close to one of the greatest espionage trials in U.S. history.In a series of legal maneuvers which left the prosecutor speechless with rage, PFC Manning not only had all 22 charges dropped, but his intelligence clearance was also reinstated. Manning will also be meritoriously promoted to Sergeant, and receive a $500,000 settlement from the US government.Manning had confounded prosecutors with a series of brilliant tactics that relentlessly delayed his trial, and redirected accusations back against the U.S. government. When accused of leaking over 250,000 classified documents to a foreign national, Manning coolly rebutted that his actions were in protest against Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. When told that his behavior in Iraq was illegal, Manning retorted that it was no more illegal than the American invasion. At one point Manning began emulating Major Nidal Hasan and grew a beard.The final straw, according to observers, was when Manning married his cellmate and sued for federal benefits and Basic Allowance for Housing. Citing ‘institutionalized bigotry’, Manning’s lawyer repeatedly filed dozens of appeals, demanding an audience with the Supreme Court and the President of the United States. Exasperated at the tremendous waste of the court’s time, the presiding judge finally threw in the towel and let the clever soldier go.TOTH to our own Phil Cave - Military Lawyer Extraordinaire.


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