Court decision delayed on Marine's Iraq vanishing

Midland Daily News - Retired Maj. Gen. Walt Huffman, a Texas Tech University law professor who previously served as the Army's top lawyer, said he finds it odd that a foreign government would try an American serviceman on charges of deserting the U.S. military.

A defense attorney said Thursday that a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago in Iraq was kept in Lebanon for eight years while he faced a military trial there.

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Retired Maj. Gen. Walt Huffman, a Texas Tech University law professor who previously served as the Army's top lawyer, said he finds it odd that a foreign government would try an American serviceman on charges of deserting the U.S. military.

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