The defense didn't work for them, nor has it worked in hundreds of cases since. During the War with France, Congress passed a law making it permissible to seize ships bound to any French Port. Navy captain seized a Danish Ship (the The owners of the ship sued the Navy captain in U. The military court rejected Calley's argument of obeying the order of his superiors.However, when President John Adams wrote the order to authorize the U. Navy to do so, he wrote that Navy ships were authorized to seize any vessel bound for a French port, or traveling from a French port. On March 29, 1971, Calley was sentenced to life in prison.In fact, if it can be shown that one or more of the soldiers influenced others to disobey, they may find the crime of Mutiny, under Article 94 added to the list of charges. Mutiny carries the death penalty, even in "peace time." So, to obey, or not to obey? And you don’t have to send it through a relative because he can’t give out his address. He says he needs you to pay for his R&R leave because the Army doesn’t pay for it. A real soldier will not request money to travel home as he doesn’t need it!The Army pays for all travel to and from a war zone.And this is not a post office box and it’s not in Nigeria!!
Even in special operations, he’ll have an APO address.This includes emergency travel like the death of a loved one. First, the Army is providing the essentials while you’re deployed so there’s not a need for a lot of money overseas.It’s not like you just book your own flight home from Afghanistan on Delta. He says he can come home but you have to request his leave through an email address. Second, you can have access to your money, so this is yet another lie.If you don’t want to read the rest of this article, there is one surefire way to know if your soldier is fake: If a soldier you’re “dating” online asks you for money for ANY reason, it’s a scam. What he really means is she’s going to be his next victim. He is in a special operations unit and therefore cannot share any information with you. And he is the one who just happened to find her while he was looking around and decided she’s going to be his future wife.If all an Army spouse had to do was email her soldier’s commander to get him home from deployment, don’t you think ALL Army spouses would be doing this? The Army does not allow leave requests from Army family members. There are ATMs on any main post and the PX accepts debit and credit cards. Last time I checked we aren’t on a lot of peacekeeping missions in Nigeria and Syria.