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    Were Army crime lab problems withheld from some defendants?

    Did the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory properly notify hundreds of defendants about potential problems that involved a different lab analyst? Some attorneys fear that the answer is no; what happened with Army Staff Sgt. Kirk Holcomb...

    Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 5:59 PM

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    Congress tries again to get military sexual assault laws right

    Congress is quietly giving itself a do-over on the military sexual assault law it botched the last time around. The changes included in a massive defense bill attempt to correct Congress' own mistakes, which baffled military judges called &q...

    Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 3:38 PM

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    Mix of booze and sex can spell trouble for military

    It's often the toxic ingredient of a military rape allegation: binge drinking. Many times, the woman knows the man and was drinking alcohol with him. Lots of it. As a result, she says she doesn't remember the entire encounter because she...

    Monday, November 28, 2011 at 3:08 PM

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    Bureaucracy has blossomed in military's war on rape

    Under the political gun, the Pentagon has bulked up its anti-rape campaign far more than many people realize. It's expensive, aggressive and imperfect. Contrary to public and political impression, an extensive McClatchy review of military se...

    Monday, November 28, 2011 at 3:04 PM

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    Military's newly aggressive rape prosecution has pitfalls

    By the time Marine Staff Sgt. Jamie Walton went to trial on rape charges, his accuser had changed her story several times. A military lawyer who evaluated the case told Walton's commander they didn't have enough evidence to go to trial o...

    Monday, November 28, 2011 at 2:58 PM

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    Missing evidence is among military crime lab's new woes

    The Army's crime lab, already beleaguered by multiple internal investigations, has something new to explain: missing evidence. Examiners misplaced evidence in a possible suicide investigation and an assault case. Meanwhile, two former senior...

    Monday, October 24, 2011 at 3:30 PM

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    'Flawed' new rape law roils military justice system

    Six years ago, Congress tried cracking down on rape in the military. Prompted by disturbing reports of sexual assaults in military academies and war zones, lawmakers rewrote the rules. They wanted to protect victims and help prosecutors. Now it...

    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 3:25 PM

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    Study: Racial disparities taint military's use of death penalty

    Ten of the 16 men whom the military has sentenced to death in the last 27 years share another common characteristic: They're all minorities.

    Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 12:01 AM

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    Many death sentences in U.S. military overturned

    Of the 16 men sentenced to death since the military overhauled its system in 1984, 10 have been taken off death row. The military's appeals courts have overturned most of the sentences, not because of a change in heart about the death penalt...

    Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 12:01 AM

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    Military capital cases deserve better defense, critics say

    When military jurors sentenced former Marine Lance Cpl. Ronnie Curtis to death, they had every reason to believe that he deserved to be executed. No one disputed that he'd stabbed and killed his superior officer and the officer's wife in...

    Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 12:01 AM

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