More than two decades of trying and defending airmen at courts-martial taught chief prosecutor Col. Donald Christensen never to predict a verdict. He approached the case of an Aviano Air Base, Italy, lieutenant colonel accused of sexually assaulting a sleeping houseguest a year ago with his usual measured confidence.

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