Sunday, July 28, 2019

Spoofing @ DEVGRU?

A member of the Navy's SEAL Team 6 is facing charges of "spoofing." Details here, thanks to Navy Times.

The specific language of the charges seems not to have been made public, but, judging by this story from the Virginian-Pilot, they include a novel "unlisted" offense under Article 134, UCMJ (à la United States v. Sadinsky):
[Defense counsel Michael] Waddington said the case should be dismissed, in part, because he believes the Navy effectively made up charges that aren't specified in the Uniform Code of Military Justice, such as "impersonating a person" and "requesting nude photographs under false pretenses." Each of the specifications Howard has been charged with are under General Article 134, which covers "all conduct of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces."

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