Latest Military legal affairs News

Military academies probe possible 'white power' sign at game

Dec. 15, 2019 9:54 PM EST

The U.S. Military Academy and Naval Academy have appointed officers to conduct separate internal investigations into possible “white power” hand gestures flashed by a few students during a broadcast at the Army-Navy football game, academy public affairs officers said Sunday. “Based on...

Colombia begins exhuming 'false positives' scandal victims

Dec. 14, 2019 8:12 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Investigators in Colombia have begun exhuming bodies at a cemetery where at least 50 victims related to a notorious military scandal are believed buried, officials said Saturday. The Special Peace Tribunal announced that forensic scientists have recovered the remains of seven men...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's impeachment rage, Bloomberg on coal

Dec. 14, 2019 9:56 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As near-certain impeachment closes in on him, President Donald Trump raged at his accusers, the Democrats. In the process, he offered a highly selective account of the testimony of a damning witness and misrepresented the facts of a phone call at the heart of the constitutional showdown....

Lawmakers cheer bid to ease Air Force contamination impact

Dec. 12, 2019 2:05 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A defense spending bill that's close to clearing Congress is getting praise from members of New Mexico's congressional delegation, who say it includes some relief for communities affected by contamination at Air Force bases in the state and elsewhere around the country. New Mexico...

Nobel winner's army defense blasted in Myanmar genocide case

Dec. 12, 2019 12:54 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Lawyers seeking to halt what they allege is ongoing genocide in Myanmar slammed leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s defense of her country’s armed forces, saying Thursday that the Nobel Peace Prize winner and former pro-democracy icon chose to ignore...

Georgia city joins SC in fighting dam demolition project

Dec. 12, 2019 9:05 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia city is joining South Carolina's fight to block a federal plan for demolishing the New Savannah Lock and Dam. The Augusta Chronicle reports the city of Augusta has filed papers in federal court to become part of South Carolina's lawsuit to block a proposal by the U.S. Army...

Prosecutors can move forward with leaks case against analyst

Dec. 12, 2019 1:20 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge has allowed prosecutors to move forward with their case against a former intelligence analyst charged with leaking classified documents about military campaigns to a reporter, according to court papers unsealed Wednesday. Daniel Hale of Nashville, Tennessee, is charged in...

Nobel laureate Suu Kyi defends Myanmar army in genocide case

Dec. 11, 2019 11:31 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize winner and former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi denied Wednesday that Myanmar's armed forces committed genocide, telling the United Nation's top court that the mass exodus of Rohingya people from the country she leads was the unfortunate result of a...

Rohingya refugees reject Aung San Suu Kyi’s genocide denial

Dec. 11, 2019 9:39 PM EST

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Rohingya refugees accused former Myanmar pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi of lying to the International Court of Justice in testimony Wednesday in which she denied that her country's armed forces were guilty of genocide against the Muslim minority group. Suu Kyi, who is...

Soldier to face court-martial in fatal crash at West Point

Dec. 11, 2019 3:24 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — An Army soldier based in Georgia will face a trial by court-martial after being charged in a vehicle rollover that killed a West Point cadet in June, a Fort Stewart spokesman said Wednesday. Commanders at the southeast Georgia Army post ordered a general court-martial for Staff Sgt....