U.S. Nuclear General Says Would Resist ‘Illegal’ Trump Strike Order

Hyten said running through scenarios of how to react in the event of an illegal order was standard practice, and added: “If you execute an unlawful order, you will go to jail. You could go to jail for the rest of your life.

U.S. Nuclear General Says Would Resist ‘Illegal’ Trump Strike Order: CBS | U.S. News | US News

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Gitmo Judge Convicts U.S. General—Because He Stood Up for Detainee Rights

Brigadier General John Baker protested the government’s surveillance of Guantanamo Bay defense lawyers. And that got him sentenced to 21 days in confinement.

…Baker is a senior officer within in the highly controversial military commissions process: the Chief of Defense Counsel. 

“The military commissions are willing to put people in jail for defending the rule of law,” Jay Connell, who represents another Guantanamo detainee facing a military commission, told The Daily Beast.

…Earlier this month, three civilian attorneys for Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the accused bomber of the USS Cole in 2000, abruptly quit the death-penalty case. The attorneys said that they had significant reason to believe the government was listening in to their communications. [They were] barred them from discussing the issue with Nashiri, since it was classified. [Which means,] Nashiri had lost his lawyers without ever knowing exactly why.

Gitmo Judge Convicts U.S. General—Because He Stood Up for Detainee Rights

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How Vets And Doctors Get Around The VA’s Medical Marijuana Policy

“While on federal property in a federal rehab program, [veterans] can be allowed to use a federally illegal substance,” Fruchter told Task & Purpose by phone. “On a patient-doctor level, if this is what you want, it’s doable.” Through a combination of persistence, vague regulations, and an open-minded medical team, Fruchter had stumbled upon an unusual loophole in the VA’s approach to medical marijuana — one that is putting individual VA clinics at odds with the department’s publicly stated policy.

How Vets And Doctors Get Around The VA’s Medical Marijuana Policy

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Judge Says Trump Comments Do Not Taint Bergdahl Desertion Case 

The military judge hearing U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl’s desertion case said on Monday he would not rule out a prison sentence due to the possible influence of President Donald Trump’s criticism of the soldier.

Army Colonel Jeffery Nance said he would consider the president’s remarks as a mitigating factor at sentencing, however, raising the possibility of a lighter punishment.

During last year’s presidential campaign, Republican Trump called Bergdahl “a no-good traitor who should have been executed.” The defense said the president’s more recent remarks about the case showed his opinion of Bergdahl had not changed and unfairly influenced the proceedings.

Nance ruled in court at North Carolina’s Fort Bragg, where Bergdahl’s sentencing hearing is underway, that no reasonable person would harbor doubt about the integrity of the proceedings due to Trump’s comments.

Judge Says Trump Comments Do Not Taint Bergdahl Desertion Case | Top News | US News

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