Friday, August 10, 2007

Balancing a Number Of Factors

Army reprimands in Tillman case mild - 10 Aug 2007 at 10:42pm - SAN FRANCISCO -- Official reprimands issued to three high-ranking Army officers are only mildly critical of their mistakes after the friendly fire death of Pat Tillman and at times praise the officers.

War czar: Draft worth considering - 10 Aug 2007 at 9:49pm - Frequent tours for U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan have stressed the all-volunteer force and made it worth considering a return to a military draft, President Bush's new war adviser said Friday.

Marine involved in Iraqi killing released - 10 Aug 2007 at 9:33pm - SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A young Marine involved in the April 2006 killing of a 52-year-old Iraqi man was released following a clemency decision, the Marines said on Friday.... Pennington, 21 at the time of Awad's death, received an eight-year prison sentence in February after pleading guilty to conspiracy and kidnapping. In exchange, prosecutors dropped murder, larceny and housebreaking charges. In making the clemency decision, Lt. Gen. James Mattis balanced a number of factors including the ages of those involved, their military experience and rank, and their level of involvement, the Marines said in a statement.
Balancing a number of factors... and completely discounting that lil murder factor.


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