Saturday, April 9, 2016

U.S. Navy Charges Maritime Recon Officer With Espionage in Rare ‘National Security Case’


Sam LaGrone at USNI News offers a piece on the espionage charges brought against an unnamed naval officer.

The Navy has charged an active-duty maritime reconnaissance officer with passing U.S. military secrets to a foreign government, service officials told USNI News.
On Friday, the service preferred several charges – espionage being the most serious — against an unidentified lieutenant commander during an Article 32 hearing in Norfolk.
Typically, as part of the military Article 32 charging process, an accused service member is identified in court-martial documents. But the service is not releasing the information in this instance because “this has been designated a ‘National Security Case’,” a Navy official told USNI News on Friday.
You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

https://news.usni.org/2016/04/08/navy-charges-maritime-recon-officer-with-espionage-in-rare-national-security-case

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