Marine Colonel Busted In Aptly Named Florida Prostitution Sting Retires As A Lieutenant Colonel

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Former Marine Col. Kevin Scott, who was arrested last year in South Florida as part of a prostitution sting, has retired at a lower rank, a Corps spokesman confirmed on Friday. “He retired on July 31, 2018, and his date of rank of Aug. 1, 2018, is lieutenant colonel,” Maj. Brian Block told Task & … Read More

National Guard Soldier Charged With Smuggling Mexican Nationals Over Border

Members of the California National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, along with Border Patrol agents, wrap-up inspecting a vehicle.
Thousands of National Guardsman are deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border to support U.S. Customs and Border Patrol in keeping people out of the United States, but at least one of them is allegedly working overtime to smuggle people in. California National Guard Pfc. Edward Jair Acosta-Avila has been charged with human trafficking as part of a scheme … Read More

Trump Is Reportedly Having Trouble With The ‘Commander’ Part Of ‘Commander-In-Chief’

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President Donald Trump may be the commander-in-chief, but an expansive new report details just how much difficulty the mercurial president has faced in assuming the “commander” part of the job. Trump has failed to visit the active-duty U.S. service members in war zones because ” he does not really want American troops there in the first … Read More

Japan’s Cybersecurity Chief Has Never Used A Computer

Japan's Cybersecurity Chief Has Never Used A Computer Before
The Japanese minister tasked with maintaining the government’s cybersecurity capabilities has reportedly never used a computer before in his adult life, the Associated Press reports with a straight face. “Since the age of 25, I have instructed my employees and secretaries, so I don’t use computers myself,” Yoshitaka Sakurada, now 68, told his fellow lawmakers during a Wednesday … Read More

The Pentagon Failed Its First-Ever Audit

When it came to the Pentagon’s first audit, failure was the most likely option, Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan announced on Tuesday. “We never thought we were going to pass an audit, right?” Shanahan told reporters at the on Thursday, citing the exceedingly low expectations surrounding the Pentagon’s first moment of fiduciary introspection in … Read More

Air Force Identifies Instructor Pilot Killed In Laughlin T-38 Crash

The pilot killed when a T-38 from Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, crashed on Tuesday has been identified as Capt. John F. Graziano, Air Force officials have announced. The 28-year-old instructor pilot was assigned to the 87th Flying Training Squadron at Laughlin, according to a news release from the 47th Flying Training Wing. Graziano was … Read More

First Female Soldier In Decades Selected For Green Beret Training

The Army is one step closer to having its first female Green Beret since all combat jobs were opened to women. An unnamed female soldier recently completed the 24-day Special Forces Assessment and Selection phase of training and has been selected to attend the Special Forces Qualification Course, which can last up to 24 months, … Read More

Mattis Says He Ditched The Border Mission’s Name Because It Sounded Too Military

Defense Secretary James Mattis explained on Wednesday how “Operation Faithful Patriot” became the mission that dare not speak its name. Mattis had ordered the Defense Department to stop using the name “Faithful Patriot” shortly after Election Day. The Pentagon now refers to the thousands of service members deployed to stop Central American asylum seekers from … Read More