December 22, 1987 |
Three army officers and six enlisted men will be punished for allowing an Arab guerrilla flying a hang glider to attack an army base in northern Israel last month, killing six soldiers, military officials said Monday. Gen. Dan Shomron, the army chief of staff, ordered the courts-martial, dishonorable discharges and other disciplinary measures recommended by an investigator studying security lapses on what has become known as "the Night of the Glider." On Nov.
May 11, 1988 |
A sailor accused of AIDS-related assault and adultery testified at his court-martial Tuesday that he told his paramour he had tested positive for the AIDS virus before she had sex with him, and that he used a condom. "I told her I'd been up in the hospital and (tested) positive for HIV, the AIDS antibodies. She didn't ask no questions, she just sat there watching the TV," Petty Officer 2nd Class John Crawford testified.
October 18, 1987
Philippine officials reported that they foiled another coup plot after mutineers stole an armored personnel carrier from army headquarters in Manila. Officials immediately deployed troops and tanks around the presidential palace, but no attacks occurred, and the stolen vehicle was found abandoned on a university campus about a mile from President Corazon Aquino's residence.
August 27, 1988 |
Four Navy officers were chosen Friday to sit as a panel of jurors for the court-martial of a lieutenant accused of negligence in the panic-drowning of a recruit at a Navy rescue swimming school. Lawyers for Lt. Thomas A. Torchia, 32, of Princeton, Ill., submitted their case to the court-martial when a judge threw out a defense motion to dismiss the charge. The court-martial began with two days of pretrial motions before potential jurors were questioned Friday.