Court-martial set for suspected US deserter

Sgt. Charles Robert Jenkins, accused of abandoning his South Korean post in 1965 and defecting to North Korea, will face court-martial on November 3, the US Army said Thursday.

Jenkins faces charges of desertion, soliciting other service members to desert, aiding the enemy and encouraging disloyalty. It is speculated that Jenkins will admit guilt to at least one of the charges against him in exchange for a light sentence. AP has more.

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