Troops 'asking for a friend' to be charged…

THE PENTAGON — U.S. service members can now be charged under Article 81 (Conspiracy) of the uniformed code of military justice for asking questions "for a friend," sources confirmed last week. According to the Pentagon's general counsel, posing hypothetical questions regarding illegal, treasonous, or immoral acts under the guise of a friend's curiosity is now grounds for being tried under military law, two defense officials said.

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