Military December 23, 2018

The Angry Staff Officer A Letter Home from the Civil War on Christmas
By Paul Szoldra: Trump Will Remove Mattis, Replace Him With His Deputy On Jan. 1
By Dianna Cahn: No Dismissal in Court-Martial of USS Fitzgerald Commanding Officer
A military judge has ruled that statements made by the Navy’s top two flag officers, about a deadly 2017 destroyer collision, constituted apparent unlawful command influence — but not enough to merit a dismissal of the case.

The court-martial of Cmdr. Bryce Benson, the USS Fitzgerald’s former commanding officer, will go on.
New Haven Register, Conn.: Class-Action Suit Could Aid More Than 50,000 Iraq, Afghanistan War Veterans
NEW HAVEN — Through the efforts of a Yale Law School clinic, more than 50,000 U.S. Army veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan are part of a newly certified class-action lawsuit that challenges the less than honorable discharges they received.

The plaintiffs are represented by the Yale Law School Veterans Legal Services Clinic and co-counsel at Jenner & Block.