Latest Military legal affairs News

Records contradict Majewski's account of military punishment

Sep. 28, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican J.R. Majewski has centered his campaign for a competitive Ohio congressional seat around his biography as an Air Force veteran. But one of the big questions that has surfaced is why Majewski was told he could not reenlist in the Air Force after his initial four years...

Prosecutor on Mexico's missing students case resigns

Sep. 27, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The special prosecutor leading the Attorney General’s Office investigation into the abduction and disappearances of 43 students in southern Mexico in 2014 resigned Tuesday, raising concerns among the students' families and their advocates. President Andrés...

Student who sued military over HIV policy settles case

Sep. 27, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A student at a military college who sued top Pentagon officials after he was deemed unfit for service because he tested positive for HIV has settled his lawsuit and plans to pursue his dream of becoming an Army officer, his lawyers said Tuesday. “I am incredibly...

EXPLAINER: Mexican army's role in students' disappearance

Sep. 25, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican army's role in the disappearance of 43 college students, its participation in covering up the facts and its alleged links to organized crime are now at the center of a case that has shaken the nation. The government's Truth Commission declared the incident a...

Officials: Navy bribery case fugitive tried to get to Russia

Sep. 22, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Since escaping two weeks ago, officials say the fugitive Malaysian defense contractor nicknamed “Fat Leonard” — who orchestrated one of the U.S. Navy’s largest bribery scandals — zipped between countries to find a place where he could become virtually untouchable for...

Sailors struggle to remember year after Navy warship fire

Sep. 20, 2022 00:19 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — More than a half dozen former crewmembers of the USS Bonhomme Richard gave testimony on the first day of the arson trial of a young sailor Monday, describing a harrowing, chaotic scene as they confronted an inferno on the Navy warship with shoddy equipment. With...

Myanmar court sentences journalist to 3 years in prison

Sep. 15, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in military-ruled Myanmar sentenced a freelance journalist associated with the international broadcaster BBC to three years in prison with labor on Thursday after she was found guilty of incitement, a legal official said. Htet Htet Khine, who presented a...

$40K offered for info to find fugitive in Navy bribery case

Sep. 09, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. government posted a $40,000 reward Friday for information leading to the arrest of the Malaysian defense contractor nicknamed “Fat Leonard," who disappeared weeks before he was set to be sentenced for one of the largest bribery scandals in the nation’s military...

2 decades later, 9/11 self-professed mastermind awaits trial

Sep. 09, 2022 05:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hours before dawn on March 1, 2003, the U.S. scored its most thrilling victory yet against the plotters of the Sept. 11 attacks — the capture of a disheveled Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, hauled away by intelligence agents from a hideout in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. The...

FBI: Soldier linked to racist post, online extremism

Sep. 08, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

A soldier in the U.S. Army wrote on Instagram that he joined the military “for combat experience so I’m more proficient in killing” Black people, investigators say. Killian Mackeithan Ryan also had five Instagram accounts that were in contact with others "associated with...