As a former military member myself I can tell you one thing. When you sign into the military there is no guarantee of a fair trial. I personally witnessed several folks get railroaded out of the military because they did not pull the “line”. If what this defense attorney says is true it is not surprising. Folks not only write clemency letters but get your congress critter involved. Only pressure form the masses and congress is going to get the POTUS to override atrocities like this that are being routinely performed against our military personnel. Due to the fact that military actions both in Afghanistan and Iraq are illegal it’s time to bring our military members home. They are to defend our country not to be used as occupation forces in a non-US strategic country for “nation” building.
The witnesses against SGT Miller were a soldier who originally supported SGT Miller’s version of events, but he changed his story when he was threatened with being named an accessory and being placed on legal hold so he could not de-mobilize. The other witness was an Afghan translator who was promised US Citizenship in exchange for his testimony. He was brought to the US in January and has been living on Fort Campbell in a base hotel at $630 per month with a dedicated van to take him wherever he wants to go, and has been fed at taxpayer expense. Basically, the two witnesses had every incentive to testify the way the Government wanted them to — consistent with guilt rather than SGT Miller’s claim of innocence. SGT Miller cooperated in every way from the date of the shooting, but his command lacked the moral courage to stand behind him.