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US Army Discharging Immigrants Without Explanation

Army, Pentagon cite a pending lawsuit

(Newser) - Some immigrant US Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged. The AP was unable to quantify how many men and women who enlisted through the special recruitment program have been booted from the Army, but immigration attorneys say... More »

'Excellent' News for Steve Scalise

He was discharged from hospital Tuesday

(Newser) - Steve Scalise is out of the hospital. The House majority whip, who was injured in last month's shooting at a GOP congressional baseball practice in Virginia, was discharged Tuesday, Politico reports. The Louisiana Republican will now start "intensive inpatient rehabilitation," his doctors announced Wednesday. A statement from... More »

Marine Faces Discharge for Warning About Child Rapist

Jason Brezler sent classified info, turned himself in

(Newser) - Jason Brezler is a highly decorated Marine Corps reserve officer, and has served four tours in Afghanistan and Iraq over 13 years. But now he faces "other than honorable" discharge, and all because he tried to warn his colleagues in Afghanistan about a child rapist, CNN reports. During his... More »

Navy Sees Increase in Officer Firings for Personal Misconduct

Most offenses stem from sex, alcohol and personal misconduct

(Newser) - When you're a part of a global force for good, you're apparently always on the clock. The Navy has fired 12 commanding officers this year for misconduct, nearly a record rate. Most were dismissed for offenses such as sexual harassment, boozing, and having affairs with other officers' wives... More »

Sailor: Navy Trying to Boot Me Over Sleepover With Male

Stephen C. Jones, friend fell asleep while watching movie, he says

(Newser) - The story, as told by Navy Petty Officer Stephen C. Jones, sounds pretty innocent: On Feb. 5, a male sailor came to his room to watch The Vampire Diaries. They fell asleep. End of story. Except it wasn't. The Washington Post reports that while there's no evidence that anything sexual... More »

DADT Repeal or No, Military Discharges Drop Off

Top-level approval required under Obama

(Newser) - Despite the continued reign of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the military has lately been discharging far fewer people under the rule, the Los Angeles Times reports. Thanks largely to changes in enforcement under President Obama, the number of discharges has fallen off this year after a continuous decline... More »

Gay Officer Sues to Block DADT Discharge

Air Force officer seeks to have 'don't ask' overturned

(Newser) - Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach would rather be fighting the enemy, but he's taking on the military instead over its "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. The decorated Air Force fighter pilot is suing to prevent his imminent discharge under the policy. He told Idaho law enforcement officials he had consensual... More »

If CIA Gets Pass on Torture, Why Not Lynndie?

Abu Ghraib convict's team cries foul over double standard

(Newser) - Among those infuriated at President Obama's decision to "turn the page" rather than prosecute officials who sanctioned torture at CIA prisons, and agents who conducted it, are supporters of Lynndie England, the jailed “face of the Abu Ghraib scandal.” They agree that her abuse of prisoners was... More »

Octuplet Mom Leaves Hospital

(Newser) - The woman who recently gave birth to octuplets has been released from a Los Angeles-area hospital, the Times reports. Where Nadya Suleman will go, or whether any of her eight infants will accompany her, is uncertain. Doctors had suggested that she would be released while her children remained under supervision.... More »

Elisabeth Fritzl, Children Leave Hospital

(Newser) - Elisabeth Fritzl was released today from the psychiatric institution where she has been hospitalized since being discovered in April, the Guardian reports. Recuperating with her at the hospital, and also released today, were the six surviving children fathered by Josef Fritzl, who is imprisoned awaiting trial on charges of rape... More »

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