Crime in the Military

Colonel Wants Adultery Case Tossed, Claims Sexual Discrimination

Col. Eugene Caughey speaks at a 9/11 commemoration in 2014 at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. Air Force photo

Lawyers for a Schriever Air Force Base colonel argued Monday that a half-dozen adultery charges against him should be thrown out because the military's law banning extramarital sex discriminates against heterosexuals. Col. Eugene Marcus Caughey is headed for an August court-martial on charges of rape, assault, taking a dirty selfie and the adul... more

No July 4 Fireworks at US Bases in Japan after Okinawa Rape

In this June 19, 2016 file photo, protesters shout anti-U.S. military base slogans as they hold placards that read: "Get out U.S. Marines" during a rally in front of the National Diet building in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

TOKYO — There will be no Fourth of July fireworks for American troops in Japan this year because of restrictions imposed after a former U.S. Marine was accused of raping and murdering a woman on Okinawa. U.S. Forces Japan said Thursday that "no U.S. installations in Japan will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with fireworks displays or conc... more

Hit-and-Run Charge against Medal of Honor Recipient Dropped

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Officials say a hit-and-run charge against Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter has been dismissed. Fifth Circuit Solicitor's Office spokeswoman Nicole Holland said Thursday that the misdemeanor charge was dropped. Court records show Carpenter paid a $237.50 fine for making an improper turn. The charges stemmed from a Decem... more

US Navy SEAL Arrested in Stabbing Death of California Man

Theo Andrew Krah (Santa Monica Police Department)

Authorities in Southern California said Wednesday that a Navy SEAL had been arrested on suspicion of beating and stabbing a man to death about an hour after the two were involved in a fistfight. Santa Monica police Lt. Saul Rodriguez said Theo Andrew Krah, 28, was arrested in San Diego Monday in connection with the unidentified man's death. Ro... more

Navy Admiral Pleads Guilty to Lying in Bribery Probe

Rear Adm. Robert Gilbeau smiles after receiving the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal and the NATO Medal during a ceremony at Fort Lee, Va., on Nov. 27, 2012. DoD photo

SAN DIEGO -- A Navy admiral on Thursday pleaded guilty to lying to federal authorities investigating a $34 million fraud scheme involving a Malaysian contractor known as "Fat Leonard" -- becoming the highest-ranking military official to be taken down in the wide-spanning scandal. It is extremely rare for an admiral to even face criminal proceed... more

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