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Retired military officers seek U.S. Supreme Court review of 1st Lt. Michael Behenna’s case

A group that includes five retired four-star generals says the high court should clarify the right of self-defense for soldiers serving in combat zones. Behenna, an Oklahoman, is serving time for unpremeditated murder in a combat zone.

BY CHRIS CASTEEL Modified: March 4, 2013 at 11:48 pm •  Published: March 5, 2013

WASHINGTON — A group of retired U.S. generals and admirals is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to grant the appeal of 1st Lt. Michael Behenna, arguing that the high court must clarify the right of soldiers to defend themselves in combat zones.

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