Law: Military Justice Comes to Attention

Are fair trials assured in the Marine guard spy case?

The wheels of military justice have begun turning in the Moscow embassy sex- for-secrets spy scandal. At the Marine base in Quantico, Va., a closed pretrial hearing resumes this week in the case of Sergeant Clayton J. Lonetree, the former embassy guard accused of providing Soviet agents with entry to the building's most sensitive areas. At a similar session two weeks ago, military authorities began outlining their case against Corporal Arnold Bracy, Lonetree's alleged accomplice. In each instance, a Marine reviewing officer will consider whether the Government's case justifies a court-martial on espionage charges, which can carry the death penalty for...

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