U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Marionne T. Mangrum
The Washington Post’s Dan Lamothe recently published a report stating that nearly three years since a video surfaced depicting U.S. Marine urinating on dead Taliban fighters, and months after a Pentagon Inspector General’s investigation, two of the Corps' top generals remain on bad terms.
At odds are recently retired Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos and Lt. Gen Thomas Waldhauser, who works in the office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Waldhauser was Amos’ pick in 2012 to lead the investigation into the urination scandal, but the two had a meeting in which Amos’ sought to impress the seriousness of the case upon Waldhauser. After the meeting, Amos removed Waldhauser from the investigation.
An investigation from the Pentagon's Inspector General cleared Amos of any wrongdoing, but Lamothe digs into some of the documents in the report and states that there’s still a rift between Waldhauser and Amos, as the latter general’s legacy was marred by the conflict.
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.
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Karl Munson pilots a 26-foot boat while Petty Officer 2nd Class Gabriel Diaz keeps an eye on a boarding team who is inspecting a 79-foot shrimp boat in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of New Orleans, La., on April 27, 2005
Radio transmissions to the U.S. Coast Guard are usually calls for help from boaters, but one captain got on the radio recently just to say thanks to the men and women who are currently working without pay.
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Saturday to receive the remains of four Americans killed in a suicide bombing in northern Syria.
Trump, locked in a battle with congressional Democrats that has led to a nearly month-long partial government shutdown, announced his trip via a pre-dawn tweet, saying he was going "to be with the families of 4 very special people who lost their lives in service to our Country!"
Former President George W. Bush is calling for an end to the partial government shutdown, which is about to hit the one-month mark and is currently the longest shutdown in US history.
In an appeal made on Instagram, the 43rd president called on "leaders on both sides to put politics aside, come together, and end this shutdown." The caption was posted with an image of him and former First Lady Laura Bush giving pizza to their Secret Service detail.