A US military jury has cleared a US Navy officer of helping to cover up an attack on an Iraqi suspected of killing four Blackwater guards in 2004We're big supporters of "the navy's special forces" here at BLACKFIVE, to be sure. See earlier pieces on this topic here and here.
Petty Officer Julio Huertas, 28, was found not guilty of dereliction of duty and attempting to influence the testimony of another service member.
PO Huertas is the first of three officers to face a court martial over the alleged abuse of Ahmed Hashim Abed.
The navy's special forces are widely supported in the US.
UPDATE: Two down.
UPDATE: Three for three.