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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Top Navy official calls out government lawyers for spying on legal team of Navy SEAL accused of war crimes | Task and Purpose

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In a scathing letter, a top Navy legal official on Sunday expressed “grave ethical concerns” over revelations that government prosecutors used tracking software in emails to defense lawyers in ongoing cases involving two Navy SEALs in San Diego.

The letter, written by David G. Wilson, Chief of Staff of the Navy’s Defense Service Offices, requested a response by Tuesday from the Chief of the Navy’s regional law offices detailing exactly what type of software was used and what it could do, who authorized it, and what controls were put in place to limit its spread on government networks.

“As our clients learn about these extraordinary events in the media, we are left unarmed with any facts to answer their understandable concerns about our ability to secure the information they must trust us to maintain. This situation has become untenable,” Wilson wrote in the letter, which was obtained by Task & Purpose on Monday.

As part of Naval Legal Service Command, Wilson’s office oversees Navy attorneys who represent military members in court proceedings as their defense counsel. The letter was sent to his counterpart, which oversees Navy prosecutors.

 

Source: Top Navy official calls out government lawyers for spying on legal team of Navy SEAL accused of war crimes | Task and Purpose

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