Glen. R. Hines is a reserve Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel and judge advocate. The majority of his 14-year, active-duty career was served as a prosecutor and Military Judge. A former federal prosecutor with the Department of Justice, he is a graduate of George Washington University (LLM) and the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (JD).
The U.S. military has suffered horrendous losses from terrorist attacks, the most deadly being the 1983 Beirut attack in which 241 service members, mostly Marines, died. In what would subsequently become a very effective technique, a suicide bomber drove an explosive-laden truck past security barriers and sentries and into the building’s lobby, detonating a device with a force equivalent to 21,000 pounds of TNT. The explosion collapsed the building and crushed most of the service members inside it.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
On the day he was served with charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s defense team released a statement to the media saying that since the government was releasing information about the charges, the defense team was releasing a 13-page letter they had delivered to Gen. Mark A. Milley, the commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, on Mar. 2, 2015.