Pentagon press secretary Adm. John Kirby will be stepping down from the position at the request of Ashton Carter, the newly sworn in secretary of defense. Kirby has been the press secretary for the past year and is considered reliable and trustworthy by the White House and press alike.
The change is due to Carter’s reservations over a uniformed officer being the representative of the Defense Department in its routine dealings with the media, the New York Times reports. Instead, the secretary wants a civilian in the role, but as of yet no one has been named.
The Coast Guard is officially shit outta luck for a paycheck thanks to the government shutdown, which means that zero coasties have been paid to create some of the amazing memes being shared as a way to vent their frustration.
Vice President Mike Pence repeated President Donald Trump's claim that "ISIS has been defeated" in Syria on Wednesday just hours after several U.S. service members were killed by an ISIS suicide bomber in Manbij, Syria.