They’ve been busy!
–A top Chinese general was charged with accepting bribes. No worries, the soldiers and officers of the PLA stated that they fully support the decision to prosecute! Here’s a handy roundup on the complex state of play of Chinese generals.
–The commander of the Argentine navy was fired, and the reason was clear: The loss of a submarine.
–The former chief of staff of the Indonesian air force is being questioned about graft related to the purchase of a presidential helicopter. One does get the impression that kickbacks and such are a major problem in foreign militaries, does one.
–The chief of staff of the Yemeni army was injured by a landmine.
–A badly polluted lake caught fire near an Indian army base. “It’s not the first time,” ‘splained Lt. Gen. Vipan Gupta.
–Not to be outdone, a U.S. Army Humvee broke into flames on a German autobahn. It was too hot! (Julio, get the stretch!) (And while we’re on U.S. Army in Germany, someone stole a bunch of small arms from a weapons room near Stuttgart.)
–A Russian submarine may or may have not had a fire, depending on whom you believe.
–An Australian EA-18G jet caught fire at Nellis AFB.
–Rounding out this theme, some Mexican marines got into a firefight with some guys in Los Cabos.
–An Iranian destroyer sank after crashing into a breakwater in the Caspian Sea.
–An Indian navy submarine was badly damaged when someone forgot to close a hatch before the vessel submerged.
Hey, let’s be careful out there!