Sunday, August 12, 2012

Alleged rape incident at Atsugi may grate on nagging defense issues ‹ Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion

In the early hours of Saturday, July 21, two members of the U.S. military, assigned to the Atsugi naval air facility in Kanagawa Prefecture, reportedly became disorderly while drinking in a civilian bar. One of them, referred to as A, was a 23-year-old petty officer second class. The other was a high-ranking officer, a former pilot...
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“When the heads at the police station requested a warrant for A’s arrest, however, they were prevented from doing so, having supposedly been told that ‘Because of the problems with deployment of the Ospreys, an incident involving the U.S. military might have repercussions, and is undesirable.”

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Editor's note: Noticeably absent in this report is no mention of the "high-ranking officer, a former pilot" beyond the first paragraph!!!!

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