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Old 11-11-2012, 01:38 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by Raymond42262 View Post

However, UCMJ still applies to retirees in certain extreme circumstances. I don't think that this qualifies as one of those circumstances though. If he or anyone else was retired and they wrote a book and started telling secrets they swore not to tell, they would find themselves in trouble.
No doubt he signed a non-disclosure agreement, but that's an agreement between him and the US Govt, not the US Army. If he was active duty, he'd be tried under the UCMJ in military court. Since he's retired, he'd be tried in Federal Court.

Take for instance the book No Easy Day. The DOD can press charges against the former SEAL, but he'd still be tried in Federal Court where the DOD would be plaintiff and the author the defendant.

At least that's my understanding and how I think it works.

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