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Army still not releasing documents on alleged 5th Brigade killers

The News Tribune is still pressing military authorities to release the charge sheets for 12 Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldiers caught up in accusations of conspiring to assault and murder Afghan civilians, doing drugs and beating up a fellow soldier.

The Army did release charge sheets fairly promptly for the original five defendants. But as we reported on Aug. 26, those Stryker brigade soldiers now face additional charges, and seven more soldiers have been swept up in the dragnet. Meanwhile, no documents have been released, other than a bare-bones “summary of charges.”

I Corps spokeswoman Maj. Jenny Willis left a

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