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Politics of Bergdahl case contrast sharply with Lorance outcome

Two officials in the US Army are recommending Bowe Bergdahl not be sent to jail despite the fact everyone knows the private abandoned his post. That is not in dispute. He was allegedly taken by Taliban and, said Stars and … Continue reading

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Lorance not the only soldier punished for targeting enemy in war zone

Former 1LT Clint Lorance is not the only soldier being punished for targeting enemies of the United States in a war zone. Recently news surfaced about a soldier who was stripped of a Silver Star he received for actions in … Continue reading

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Confusion at heart of Lorance case: “Apparent Afghan decent [sic]”

Pt. 4 in a series You’d think if the US Government decided to try an exemplary soldier for murder, the case would be clearcut—there would be no reasonable doubt as to guilt. You’d hope for that, wouldn’t you? In the … Continue reading

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Government secret in Lorance trial: Witnesses had immunity

Pt. 3 If you were accused of a crime and a witness who testified against you had received immunity for any act he took related to that alleged crime, wouldn’t you want a jury to know about it? That didn’t … Continue reading

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Hagel makes case for Taliban 5, says he’s “offended” at treatment of Bergdahl family

Sec. of Defense Chuck Hagel made a case for the Obama administration on the release of the Taliban 5 in a hearing before the U.S. House Armed Services Committee on June 11.  Hagel elaborated on why the administration struck the … Continue reading

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Primary winner DeMaio and veterans blast Peters on terrorist policy

(San Diego, Calif.) – Within the span of just one week, Rep. Scott Peters voted to transfer dangerous detainees from Guantanamo Bay. Then Peters issued a statement to congratulate the Obama Administration for its illegal move to release five known … Continue reading

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Did Pashtunwali figure in keeping Bergdahl alive?

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl made his final departure from his Army post in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, in June, 2009. Three months later, the Taliban commander in that province gave an interview that eventually was distributed by MEMRI TV. The interview provided … Continue reading

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