http://reuters.myway.com/article/20060706/2006-07-06T002812Z_01_N05368896_RTRIDST_0_NEWS-IRAQ-USA-OFFICER-DC.html Army charges officer for refusing to fight in Iraq Jul 5, 8:28 PM (ET) By Daisuke Wakabayashi SEATTLE (Reuters) - The U.S. Army filed three charges on Wednesday against an officer who refused to fight in Iraq due to objections over the legality of the war. First Lt. Ehren Watada, who supporters say is the first commissioned U.S. officer to publicly refuse to serve in Iraq and face a military court, remained at Fort Lewis base in Washington state when his unit shipped out to Iraq on June 22. Watada called the war and U.S. occupation of Iraq "illegal" and said participation would make him a party to war crimes. In a statement, the Army said it had charged Watada, 28, with missing movement, contempt toward officials and conduct unbecoming an officer. "Officers are held to a high moral and legal standard. Acts contrary to this standard may be tried by court-martial," said the Army statement.