Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Military: Requests

Seth Robsen has written a piece in Stars and Stripes on the fate of Master Sgt. John Hatley, Sgt. Michael Leahy and Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Mayo, three U.S. soldiers sentenced to long prison terms for the premeditated murder of four detainees in Baghdad in 2007. The single hope of the men lies in the wide discretion of Brig. Gen. David R. Hogg who is reviewing transcripts of the trial and supporting materials. Interestingly, the piece also raises the topic of the My Lai Massacre of 1968 which resulted in a life sentence for 1st Lt. William Calley Jr. Calley's sentence was reduced to 10 years and he was released after only three and a half years of house arrest.See article here.

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