First Lt. Ehren Watada, a 28-year-old Hawaii native, is the first commissioned officer in the U.S. to publicly refuse deployment to Iraq. He announced last June his decision not to deploy on the grounds the war is illegal.Where is the Article 92?
Lt. Watada was based at Fort Lewis, Washington, with the Army's 3rd (Stryker) Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. He has remained on base, thus avoiding charges of desertion.
He does, however, face one count of "missing troop movement" and four counts of "conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman." If convicted, he faces up to six years in prison.
[ cf Conscientious Rejector? (emphasis Mine) ]
Failure to Comply with a Lawful Order....
Is the prosecution trying to avoid the central legal issue here or what???
And while we are here, it will be interesting how the "specialist new" fan club deals with this issue, given the fact that the US Military DID nail their boy with the Article 92 wrap...
So Stay Tuned, This Too Can get intersting.