Did the Army Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG) convict and sentence U.S. Army Gen. Mark Milley to "hang"? No, that's not true: The website where this claim was made has a disclaimer that states it publishes satirical content. Fictional stories from the site are often copied by other sites that falsely present them as news.
A three-officer panel at Guantanamo Bay convicted disgraced former General Mark A. Milley of treason and sentenced him to hang after a military tribunal that saw Vice Adm. Darse E. Crandall lose his cool to Milley's provocative spurs.
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10/10/2023. GITMO. A three-officer panel at Guantanamo Bay convicted disgraced former General Mark A. Milley of treason and sentenced him to hang after a military tribunal that saw Vice Adm. Darse E. Crandall lose his cool to Milley's provocative spurs.
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