Slight bit of exaggeration here. The two face an Article 32 hearing which might lead to a General Court Martial for the charges requested by the investigation board – however, they’ve not actually been charged yet.
I love the crap the media pulls. Granted that the military justice system is a tad bit complicated, but their sources on this one suck.
All that said, the report that’s up on CENTCOM’s website makes for some pretty interesting reading, redactions and all.
Air Force charges two Illinois National Guard pilots with involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault. AP via New Jersey Online Sep 13 2002 11:45PM ET [Moreover – Crime and punishment news]