Friday, October 9, 2020

Ex-GITMO commander sentenced in federal district court

The Associated Press reports here that a U.S. Navy captain who previously commanded the U.S. Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been sentenced by a federal district court to two years in jail for obstructing justice and other offenses. "Defense attorneys argued that Nettleton couldn't be found guilty of any of the charges merely for violating provisions of the Uniform Code of Military Justice or for violating any Navy regulations." Why was this case tried in civilian court?

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