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Trial dates moved for SEAL, Marine Raider charged in Green Beret death | Army Times

Professional, military picture of Staff Sgt. Logan J. Melgar

Navy Chief Special Warfare Operator Tony E. DeDolph and Marine Gunnery Sgt. Mario Madera-Rodriguez have been charged in the strangulation death of Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar. Both of their trials have been extended to July and September on the request of their defense attorneys. Both are being court-martialed after Melgar was killed during an alleged hazing incident while on deployment ... Read More »

Four Corners airs new claims Australian soldiers shot unarmed Afghans | The New Daily

Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has called for more investigations and information after a disturbing video was uncovered. The video showed Australian soldiers shoot a man that appeared to be unarmed in the head three times, while using profanity to describe him. The Australian Defence Force investigation had ruled the killing as justified, and that the soldier acted in self-defense. A former ... Read More »

Witnesses say Australian SAS soldiers killed unarmed Afghan civilians in potential war crimes | ABC News

A former SAS soldier has told a news network that he witnessed three separate cases where an Afghan civilian was murdered after being detained. “If they go to a criminal trial, I do believe they’ll be found guilty,” the soldier commented. One of investigations follows the killing of Abdul Jalil and his father Haji Raz Mohammad during a raid in ... Read More »

Former Navy SEAL sentenced to 5 years for brutally beating man for no apparent reason | Task & Purpose

On February 11th, 2019 Andrew Judge approached a 58-year-old man at Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki where Judge asked the man for a cigarette and then asking him if he wanted to die before attacking. Judge has been found guilty of second-degree assault and received five years in prison, along with having to pay almost $16,000 in restitution for medical bills ... Read More »

What Would A Warrior Do?: In defense of Marine Raider charged with manslaughter | Marine Times

Gunnery Sgt. Josh Negron is currently facing a court martial for manslaughter after he punched a U.S. military contractor in the face. However, eyewitnesses and video shows that everything Negron did was lawful and in defense of his fellow Marine Raider. A severely intoxicated contractor was on the verge of attacking a Marine when Negron stepped in and punched him ... Read More »

Former Egyptian special forces officer is hanged in Cairo | Brinkwire

Hisham Ashmawy was an Egyptian special forces officer before he became an extremist and participated in numerous terrorist attacks. He is accused of killing a total of 54 people since 2012 and participating in various attacks, including one in 2014 that resulted in the death of 22 military guards. Known as Egypt’s most wanted man, he was convicted in November ... Read More »

Marine recruit held more than two years behind bars without trial could be discharged, attorney says | The San Diego Union-Tribune

Jay-Ar Ruiz was in training at the San Diego Marine Corps Recruit Depot when he struck a drill sergeant. He was arrested and put in the brig starting January of 2018 while he awaited trial at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Over two years later without a trial, he may finally be let out. His lawyer, Bethany Payton-O’Brien, has said ... Read More »

Afghan conflict: Top court backs war crimes probe | BBC News

Actions committed by the U.S., Afghanistan, and the Taliban since May 2003 will be investigated by the International Criminal Court, overturning a previous ruling. The Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has vowed to protect U.S. troops from the investigation, calling it a reckless decision. “This is a truly breathtaking action by an unaccountable, political institution masquerading as a legal body”, he ... Read More »

The absolutely bonkers case of a former Air Force reservist and Wright-Patterson engineer sentenced to hard time for having a missile warning system at his Ohio home | Air Force Times

Joel B. Montgomery has been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison after a wild case of events uncovered missile defense systems, extreme government distrust, and alleged nerve agents. According to some of his neighbors, Montgomery was the crazy vet next door who distrusted the government and had a hobby for collecting firearms.. Police were originally called to his home ... Read More »

5th SFG soldier charged with alleged assault of role-player during military training | Clarksville Now

5th Special Forces Group Master Sgt. John J. Hasenbein and his team conducted a training exercise at Fort Knox in March of 2019. He has since been accused of assaulting one of the role players. The actor, Mr. Altameemi, received a traumatic brain injury, nasal bone fracture, blunt facial trauma, and a scalp hematoma after being struck multiple times by ... Read More »