Army Files New Charges in Watada
By Christian Hill
Saturday 24 February 2007
The Army has filed a new round of charges against a Fort Lewis officer who refused to deploy to Iraq and spoke out publicly against the war, resurrecting a high-profile case aborted by a mistrial two weeks ago.
In a widely expected move, the Army on Friday filed the same charges against Lt. Ehren Watada that were brought against him in the wake of his refusal to board a plane bound for the Middle East on June 22.
Watada is charged with
missing troop movement and conduct unbecoming an officer for
statements critical of the Bush administration and the war
that he made in speeches and to journalists.
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