In this weekly recap, I share details about how I spent most of the week shining the light of truth on the case of Army Maj. Christian “Kit” Martin. But, as you’ll read below, his story is not the only one I tackled.
On Sunday, Sept. 6, I offered three video clips from my Sept. 2 Skype interview with Major Martin as followups to six clips I shared during the previous week:
In Video Clip 9, the elite Army Ranger, master Army aviator and Iraq War combat veteran describes how then-Brig. Gen. Mark R. Stammer, acting commanding general at Fort Campbell, Ky., at the time, reacted to two of his subordinates telling him they didn’t think the charges against Major Martin should go forward.
In Video Clip 10, Major Martin shares his thoughts about whether intense political pressure forced General Stammer into taking the unwarranted action against him.; and
In Video Clip 11, the major reveals what his investigators found that prompted officials in two states to file their own charges against the woman he long considered his “wife.” In addition, he reveals what Army investigators did in response.
In an effort to get answers regarding his decision to prosecute Major Martin, I sent an email Tuesday, Sept. 8 to now-Major General Stammer at his new post in Africa. You can read what I asked him and see how he responded by reading my piece, Army General Asked to Explain Decision to Prosecute [Note: The general’s response appears in the second update at the end of the piece.].
On Wednesday, Sept. 9, I offered an overview of my coverage to date of Major Martin’s case for those who had not yet read about him. That overview appears under the headline, If You’ve Ever Known An American Soldier….
On Thursday, Sept. 10, I put the spotlight on troubling legal issues impacting Major Martin and other Soldiers accused of sexual assault. Read about it under the headline, Unlawful Command Influence, Prosecutorial Misconduct Cited as Reasons to Dismiss Charges Against Army Officer.
On Friday, Sept. 11, I climbed much higher into Major Martin’s chain of command, going all the way to the White House for details in my article, Attorneys Cite President’s Unlawful Command Influence, Seek Dismissal of Charges Against Army Helicopter Pilot. Later the same day, I shared a guest piece in which Paul R. Hollrah offered a political strategy to defeat ‘The Left’ in 2016.
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This week, for example, I shared two updates to my Aug. 21 article, Secretary of Defense Invites Me to Ask Questions.
In addition, I shared photo, courtesy of my oldest son and his wife who live halfway around the world and provide me with a regular supply of stuff that makes me say, “Huh?” The photo atop this article stands as one recent example put it to good use. Don’t you agree?
Finally, I share daily updates about my workouts, including my September goal to tackle 110,000 stair steps at the suburban St. Louis lake where I exercise daily. As of Friday night, my month-to-date total stands at 52,100 stair steps, and I have only 57,900 to go toward my goal for the month.
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