Now desertion on the battlefield what the Obama White House calls "serving with honor and distinction" is also a capital offense under the UCMJ punishable by death from musketry. So is falling asleep while on guard duty. But rape while serving in the military is punishable by hanging.
From the rather fact light article it appears the Cubans, for all the years it is claimed they have made academia a target (mostly on the word of a defector trying to get a good sell out deal from the Americans, think 'Curveball' from the Iraq War) their success record is worse than the Israelis targeting Navy crypto specialists or the Roosians turning FBI/CIA agents.
Given the number of 'leftie' academics in the country it appears so few 'turn' compared to the number of Navy crypto guys or FBI agents.
Thinking the CON ranters should throw a parade for the academics and vilify the Navy's oversight of top secret code handlers- if they really think there is a problem...
But I have to wonder just what does the CON game players think Cuba is gaining by this program? Something concrete for a change would be nice from the CON wailers....
But you are right, most executions by the U.S. military were by hanging.
>" The military of the United States executed 160 soldiers and other members of the armed forces between 1942 and 1961 (these figures do not include German prisoners of war, war criminals, spies, and saboteurs executed by U.S. military authorities between 1942 and 1951). There have been no military executions since 1961 although the death penalty is still a possible punishment for several crimes under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Of these executions, 157 were carried out by the United States Army. The United States Air Force conducted the three remaining executions, one in 1950 and two in 1954. The U.S. Navy has not executed anyone since 1849. The United States Army had previously executed a total of 36 soldiers during the First World War, all taking place by hanging between 5 November 1917 and 20 June 1919. Eleven of these hangings were performed in France while the remaining 25 were carried out in continental United States.
Of the total, 106 were executed for murder (including 21 involving rape), 53 for rape and one (Eddie Slovik) for desertion..."<
Capital punishment by the United States military - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
12 were executed by a firing squad and all of the others were hung.
The U.S. Military Death Penalty | Death Penalty Information Center
But I noticed the military now uses lethal injection. Don't know when they started this practice. The cost of Manila rope ? If the firing squad is armed with M-16's that it would take to many rounds to kill the condemned ? Probably the later.
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