SEATTLE — A second court-martial is scheduled to begin July 16 for an Army lieutenant who refused to go to Iraq with his Fort Lewis-based Stryker brigade and spoke out against the Bush administration.
The first military trial for 1st Lt. Ehren Watada ended in mistrial after three days when the judge said he didn’t believe Watada fully understood a pretrial agreement he’d signed and that would have cut his sentence to four years.
Source: Army lieutenant’s second court-martial set for July. Melanthia Mitchell, Associated Press, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Feb 28, 2007. Archived at Thank You Lt Watada.