This week on Task & Purpose Radio, Lauren Katzenberg interviews former Army Spc. Cody Full, who was roommates with Bowe Bergdahl at Fort Richardson, Alaska. In Afghanistan, they were members of the same three-man fire team before Bergdahl disappeared. Full talks about what he thinks should happen to Bergdahl and why he walked off base.
Then, Lauren, Nate Bethea, and James Weirick discuss a new report released by the Government Accountability Office on hazing in the military.
Finally, Weirick reads some real messages that Task & Purpose has received to its Facebook page. If you’ve seen Jimmy Kimmel’s segment where he has celebrities read mean tweets written about themselves, you’ll get the idea.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump was reeling from sharp rebukes at home and abroad over his surprise announcement last month to immediately pull American troops out of Syria when he flew into the al Asad airbase in neighboring Iraq the day after Christmas.
Inside a canvas Quonset hut, one of the arced prefabricated structures used by the military and surrounded by concertina wire, Trump received operational briefs from U.S. commanders suggesting a territorial victory against Islamic State was within sight, but the military needed just a bit more time, U.S. officials said.
In a message to the force sent Tuesday, Adm. Karl L. Schultz said both he and the Department of Homeland Security Secretary remain "fully engaged" on the missing pay issue, which have caused "anxiety and uncertainty" for Coasties and their families.