The chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees sent a letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Tuesday expressing concern about staffing vacancies in the office overseeing special operations — the same day that the head of that office resigned.
A Marine with Joint Special Operations Command is being investigated for tweeting that people who complained about tanks being part of a July 4th event in Washington, D.C., should kill themselves.
"Here's to any complaints about tanks and a [middle finger] to anyone who says anything about PTSD!" Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kevin Ennett wrote in response to a post from the Marine Corps' official account wishing Marines a happy Independence Day.
"Happy 4th. Blow your fingers off, get black out drunk, engage in risky behavior that offends snow flakes. If you die, then you didn't deserve to live! If you wine, hurry and become a '22' statistic today!"
Ennett's also included a hashtag that called Democrats "treasonous." He subsequently deleted the tweet.
The Department of Defense is currently conducting a broad review of the entire U.S. Special Operations Command apparatus in response to a growing number of alarming incidents ranging from alleged war crimes to deliberate fratricide, Army Times reports.
On the morning of Sept. 14, a blast reportedly rocked Fort Bragg, North Carolina, injuring a number of soldiers under Army Special Operations Command so badly that they required evacuation to Womack Army Medical Center by helicopter.
U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Melanie Holochwost
What’s more terrifying — or maybe awe-inspiring — than a ferocious canine charging across the battlefield, hot on a terrorist’s heels? A canine that can execute a high altitude jump, and then proceed to maul America’s enemies, naturally.