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  •  Alan West is lucky that he was only thrown (4+ / 0-)

    out of the Army.  He could have faced a much stiffer sentence.

    In 2003 West was charged in an incident that involved the beating and simulated execution of an Iraqi Police officer. West was fined $5000, and allowed to retire as a lieutenant colonel after an Article 32 hearing and accepting a Non-judicial punishment. [6] The alternative to retirement was to face a Court Martial for torture, with a sentence of 11 years.

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