Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl now faces charges that could bring potential penalties from dishonorable discharge to prison time. But disposition of the case is likely a long way off, experts said, and at this stage unpredictable.
Unlike their civilian counterparts, military criminal defendants once had recourse to “the good soldier defense”: to try to persuade courts-martial judges and juries that they were too professional to have engaged in the criminal behavior of which they stood accused.
The Defense Department is being sued for failing to comply with open-records statutes and withholding documents on how the country’s military service academies recruit and admit students to their prestigious, yet tuition-free, institutions.
The Vicenza municipal museum’s new art exhibition, “Tutankhamon Caravaggio Van Gogh,” explores the artistic idea of evening and night — the most mysterious time of day, associated with love, magic, danger and death, from the Egyptians to the 20th century.
It was Sept. 11, 2009, and although they didn’t know it yet, Landstuhl had just received the military’s first and only known patient with the highly infectious, often deadly viral disease Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever. The little-known case illustrates the expert capabilities military medicine can bring to bear in treating patients with contagious, lethal viral diseases.
By creating dissension, diverting attention and siphoning money that would have been spent on domestic programs like the War on Poverty and the Great Society, the civil rights movement itself became casualty of the Vietnam War, historians argue.
Antico is old. Ristorante speaks for itself. Agli seems to signify of. Or possibly at. And Schioppi means guns. But the Old Restaurant of the Guns is a bright, modern space with no game of any kind other than duck, made into a ragout and served over bigoli, Vicenza’s big, fat spaghetti.
“Army leadership” unexpectedly decided to quarantine U.S. Army Africa troops as they returned to Italy from a mission in Liberia because they wanted to “reassure both our soldiers and family members,” Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams said by videoconference Tuesday.
Any servicemember falling ill with Ebola during deployment to Liberia will likely be evacuated the same way other Ebola patients already have been transported to the U.S. and Europe: on a jet specially equipped to provide treatment and prevent transmission of the disease.
Nancy Montgomery joined Stars and Stripes in 2004 and is based in Heidelberg, Germany. She is a 1982 graduate of the University of Arizona and previously covered courts, politics, education, police, city government and features at the Seattle Times and the Anchorage Daily News. She also spent a year in Yokosuka, Japan, for Stars and Stripes.
Unpacking my suitcase after returning from a visit last week with my mom, I almost overlooked one of the gifts I brought home. Among the treasures was one item that might not seem like much of a gift — a little blue inventory sticker.