Legal

The Military1 Legal Topic provides news reports, expert opinion, and other resources on legal issues in the military. This could be anything from individual misconduct trials to international legislation, DoD policy to branch-specific legal initiatives. Every trial, verdict, and court decision that has to do with military will be covered on this page, making it a must-read for service members.

Legal Articles

Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion, misbehavior

By Jonathan Drew Associated Press FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told a military judge on Monday that he's pleading guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. "I understand that leaving was against t ... - More

Legal Videos

Flint family says Navy is retaliating for speaking out about water crisis

Lee Anne Walters and her family were the first in Flint, Michigan, to discover that there were astronomically high levels of lead in the water and alert the Environmental Protection Agency. But the family now says her criticism and advocacy during t ... - More

Legal Exclusives

Meet the U.S. soldier who defected to North Korea in 1965

By Jonathan Kaiman Charles Robert Jenkins deserted the U.S. Army on a freezing night in January 1965. He pounded 10 beers to quiet his nerves, and abandoned his patrol unit along the border dividing South and North Korea — a 160-mile-long, ... - More