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February 28, 2013 | By Richard A. Serrano, Washington Bureau
FT. MEADE, Md. - Army Pfc. Bradley Manning pleaded guilty Thursday to sending huge digital archives of secret U.S. military and diplomatic records to the WikiLeaks website, saying he was motivated by a U.S. foreign policy "obsessed with killing and capturing people. " Manning, 25, sat erect in dress blues beside his lawyers in a military courtroom and read aloud for more than an hour - slowly but sometimes stumbling over his words - from a 35-page, handwritten statement that described his personal angst over America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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NATIONAL
February 28, 2013 | By Richard A. Serrano, Washington Bureau
FT. MEADE, Md. - Army Pfc. Bradley Manning pleaded guilty Thursday to sending huge digital archives of secret U.S. military and diplomatic records to the WikiLeaks website, saying he was motivated by a U.S. foreign policy "obsessed with killing and capturing people. " Manning, 25, sat erect in dress blues beside his lawyers in a military courtroom and read aloud for more than an hour - slowly but sometimes stumbling over his words - from a 35-page, handwritten statement that described his personal angst over America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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NATIONAL
February 21, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A soldier who had been charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed Iraqi was convicted by a military jury at Wheeler Army Airfield of aggravated assault. Spc. Christopher Shore had insisted that his platoon leader ordered him to kill the man on June 23 near Kirkuk, Iraq, and that he intentionally fired to miss. Aggravated assault carries a maximum of eight years in prison, a dishonorable discharge and a drop to the Army's lowest pay grade, but lawyers said Shore could receive a lighter sentence.
NATIONAL
October 4, 2009 | Associated Press
A Ft. Hood soldier who tried to fake his kidnapping by a Mexican drug cartel after he went AWOL has been sentenced to three years in prison and dishonorably discharged. As part of a deal in which Pfc. James Andrew Gonzalez pleaded guilty to desertion, violating a general order and obstruction of justice charges, a military judge instead of a jury decided his sentence. The plea agreement also guaranteed Gonzalez the lesser sentence -- the other was the judge's recommendation of five years in prison.
NATIONAL
September 4, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A National Guardsman was sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted of trying to aid Al Qaeda by detailing ways to destroy U.S. weapons and kill soldiers to undercover agents, the Army said in Seattle. Spc. Ryan Anderson, 27, was convicted on all five counts of attempted treason and related charges by nine officers in a court-martial that ended late Thursday.
NEWS
April 3, 1986 | MIKE GRANBERRY, Times Staff Writer
Before that night--before she was robbed and raped--Judith Stock was happy being "a conventional woman." She worked as a cocktail waitress. She was happily married and the mother of a 3-year-old girl. In a sudden, dramatic episode her life changed forever. Her relationship with her husband and daughter changed, albeit not for the worse. "Not bad ," she said with a sigh, "just different."
WORLD
February 18, 2007 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
A 22-year-old Marine lance corporal was sentenced Saturday to eight years in the brig and a possible dishonorable discharge in connection with the killing of an unarmed Iraqi man last year, the toughest sentence yet meted out in the high-profile case. Lance Cpl. Robert Pennington pleaded guilty to kidnapping and conspiracy in the shooting death of 52-year-old Hashim Ibrahim Awad in the village of Hamandiya. In exchange for his plea, a murder charge was dropped.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2007 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
SAN DIEGO -- In the biggest such case in decades at the Marine boot camp here, former Marine Corps drill instructor Sgt. Jerrod Glass was convicted Wednesday by a military jury on eight counts related to the abuse of recruits. Glass, 25, who was charged with kicking, punching, slapping and ridiculing the young men, could face 9 1/2 years in prison and a dishonorable discharge.
NEWS
February 20, 1999 | From Associated Press
Henry O. Flipper's joyful descendants celebrated his final exoneration Friday, more than a century after his historic achievement as West Point's first black graduate was tarnished by a racially motivated military discharge. "We are grateful to God that this day has come," said Robert Alexander Jr., Flipper's great-grandnephew. He was among 17 descendants of the Army lieutenant who came to a White House ceremony Friday night at which President Clinton was issuing Flipper a presidential pardon.
NATIONAL
October 4, 2009 | Associated Press
A Ft. Hood soldier who tried to fake his kidnapping by a Mexican drug cartel after he went AWOL has been sentenced to three years in prison and dishonorably discharged. As part of a deal in which Pfc. James Andrew Gonzalez pleaded guilty to desertion, violating a general order and obstruction of justice charges, a military judge instead of a jury decided his sentence. The plea agreement also guaranteed Gonzalez the lesser sentence -- the other was the judge's recommendation of five years in prison.
NATIONAL
February 21, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A soldier who had been charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed Iraqi was convicted by a military jury at Wheeler Army Airfield of aggravated assault. Spc. Christopher Shore had insisted that his platoon leader ordered him to kill the man on June 23 near Kirkuk, Iraq, and that he intentionally fired to miss. Aggravated assault carries a maximum of eight years in prison, a dishonorable discharge and a drop to the Army's lowest pay grade, but lawyers said Shore could receive a lighter sentence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2007 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
SAN DIEGO -- In the biggest such case in decades at the Marine boot camp here, former Marine Corps drill instructor Sgt. Jerrod Glass was convicted Wednesday by a military jury on eight counts related to the abuse of recruits. Glass, 25, who was charged with kicking, punching, slapping and ridiculing the young men, could face 9 1/2 years in prison and a dishonorable discharge.
WORLD
February 18, 2007 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
A 22-year-old Marine lance corporal was sentenced Saturday to eight years in the brig and a possible dishonorable discharge in connection with the killing of an unarmed Iraqi man last year, the toughest sentence yet meted out in the high-profile case. Lance Cpl. Robert Pennington pleaded guilty to kidnapping and conspiracy in the shooting death of 52-year-old Hashim Ibrahim Awad in the village of Hamandiya. In exchange for his plea, a murder charge was dropped.
NATIONAL
January 16, 2005 | Richard A. Serrano, Times Staff Writer
A military jury sentenced Spc. Charles A. Graner Jr. to 10 years in prison Saturday and ordered him discharged from the Army, dismissing his defense that he was following orders from his superiors to torture and humiliate detainees inside Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison. The sentence was handed down after Graner took the witness stand. Graner said that though he was obeying his commanders, he was willing to shoulder part of the blame for embarrassing the U.S.
WORLD
November 4, 2004 | Barbara Demick, Times Staff Writer
Charles Robert Jenkins, the GI who deserted to North Korea, was given a 30-day sentence Wednesday by a military judge after testifying to four decades of harrowing conditions under the communist regime that were widely acknowledged to be worse than a prison term. The 64-year-old Jenkins, who frequently burst into tears during his court-martial at this U.S. military camp near Tokyo, said that he was kept in conditions of near-starvation and that the North Koreans removed the U.S.
NATIONAL
September 4, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A National Guardsman was sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted of trying to aid Al Qaeda by detailing ways to destroy U.S. weapons and kill soldiers to undercover agents, the Army said in Seattle. Spc. Ryan Anderson, 27, was convicted on all five counts of attempted treason and related charges by nine officers in a court-martial that ended late Thursday.
WORLD
November 4, 2004 | Barbara Demick, Times Staff Writer
Charles Robert Jenkins, the GI who deserted to North Korea, was given a 30-day sentence Wednesday by a military judge after testifying to four decades of harrowing conditions under the communist regime that were widely acknowledged to be worse than a prison term. The 64-year-old Jenkins, who frequently burst into tears during his court-martial at this U.S. military camp near Tokyo, said that he was kept in conditions of near-starvation and that the North Koreans removed the U.S.
NATIONAL
January 16, 2005 | Richard A. Serrano, Times Staff Writer
A military jury sentenced Spc. Charles A. Graner Jr. to 10 years in prison Saturday and ordered him discharged from the Army, dismissing his defense that he was following orders from his superiors to torture and humiliate detainees inside Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison. The sentence was handed down after Graner took the witness stand. Graner said that though he was obeying his commanders, he was willing to shoulder part of the blame for embarrassing the U.S.
NEWS
February 20, 1999 | From Associated Press
Henry O. Flipper's joyful descendants celebrated his final exoneration Friday, more than a century after his historic achievement as West Point's first black graduate was tarnished by a racially motivated military discharge. "We are grateful to God that this day has come," said Robert Alexander Jr., Flipper's great-grandnephew. He was among 17 descendants of the Army lieutenant who came to a White House ceremony Friday night at which President Clinton was issuing Flipper a presidential pardon.
NEWS
October 31, 1994 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Francisco Martin Duran, the Colorado man accused of spraying the outside of the White House with rifle fire, was formally charged Sunday with possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and damaging federal property. One federal source said Duran left "a semi-suicide note" in his belongings. According to the source, Duran--an Army veteran who served 2 1/2 years in the Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.
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