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Philippines deports US Marine pardoned in 2014 transgender killing | Marine Corps Times

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Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton, a former US Marine, killed a woman in 2014 at a motel after learning that she is transgender. Pemberton is now being deported back to the United States. In a statement he reveals he is sorry for murdering the women and expresses gratitude towards the Philippines for releasing him. The U.S. Embassy stated that Pemberton ... Read More »

Australian soldiers caught running Instagram account mocking war crimes and promoting violence | Vice

A group of current and former Australian soldiers have been accused of running a public Instagram page that celebrated violent acts and shared video footage. Titled State Sanctioned Violence, the page also mocked war crimes and stated they pledge to “keep the legacy of the boys we lost alive.” One source for ABC News has also noted that the page ... Read More »

Court-martial to begin for Special Forces colonel accused of sexual assault | Task & Purpose

Col. Kevin Russell’s court-martial is taking place at Fort Bragg, starting on August 25th. He has been charged with five counts of sexual assault and an Army spokesperson stated that he was accused of “sexual assault and abusive contact.” Task & Purpose’s source denied revealing any further personal information in order to protect the identity of the victims. Source: https://taskandpurpose.com/news/kevin-russell-court-martial-sexual-assault Read More »

US special forces veteran arrested for passing secrets to Russia | BBC News

Peter Debbins was a US Army soldier and was providing top secret information to Russian officials. He was doing this for over 10 years. He now is on trial of espionage and is facing huge charges and prison time. His loyalty to Russia stems from his mother being part of the USSR and his partner also being the daughter of ... Read More »

FBI investigating former Navy SEAL, improvised explosive tossed at Portland protesters | OPB News

He also is the man that has been looked into by the FBI to throw an explosive into a park where protestors were in the name of the fight against ANTIFA. However, they are still looking for witness accounts and more forensic evidence. He has denied that he threw the explosive but admits he was in the area committing reconnaissance. ... Read More »

Esper eyes $2.2 billion cut to military health care | Politico

Esper has started this as an initiative to “eliminate efficiencies in the Pentagon”. However, there have been talks that this was a fast cost saving decision. Esper’s response to those concerned is that Americas private healthcare system could be relied on. Some point to a doctor shortage in the United States. Source: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/16/esper-eyes-22-billion-cut-military-health-care-395578?cid=apn Read More »

Venezuela sentences ex-U.S. Special Forces soldiers to 20 years over attack on president | Global News

Two ex-U.S. Special Forces soldiers are being sentenced to twenty years in prison after an attempted attack on President Nicolas Maduro. Lawyers have tried to come to defend them in the Venezuelan courthouse but have been denied. They believe this is against their constitutional rights. Luke Denman and Airan Berry are the two former Green Berets recently charged, and the ... Read More »

Army Special Forces colonel faces court-martial on sexual assault charges | Military.com

The Army is putting one of their colonels on trial for sexual abuse and sexual assault. Col. Kevin M. Russell will go in front of the court in Fort Bragg NC about the charges. Russel has been in the Army since 1992 and has served on multiple deployments. Source: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/08/04/army-special-forces-colonel-faces-court-martial-sexual-assault-charges.html Read More »

Service members face manslaughter charges in death of Special Forces veteran in Iraq | Up News Info

The contractor sustained Injuries to his skull and died days later as a result. However, the day of the fight the Marines were told by the bouncer to stay inside and wait for the contractor to leave after demonstration of clear tensions between the groups. The man who died, Richard A. Rodriguez, was a retired master sergeant as well as ... Read More »

Navy officer’s years-long murder case gets another twist with court ruling | Military.com

A Navy officer’s wife fell to her death from a seven-story window, and her husband claims he was not involved. Originally authorities ruled this a suicide but later on it was determined that opiods were in her bloodstream and he then was accused of drugging his wife and killing her. Her death took place the same day when she signed ... Read More »