Decision to force out Marine who sent warning ahead of insider attack upheld A senior Navy Department official decided Monday to force a Marine Corps officer out of the service for his handling of classified information, three years after he was first investigated after sending a warning to deployed colleagues about an Afghan police chief whose servant later killed three Marines.
Tue, 1 Dec 2015 19:35:00 +0000 Trial for ranking French Islamic State fighter in recruiting network Accused of running a network to recruit French extremists to fight in Syria, designated a terrorist by the United States and a fugitive by his homeland, Salim Benghalem promised to return to France only to carry out an attack "with a maximum of damage." Benghalem, who went on trial in absentia on Tuesday along with six men in France, is believed to be in Syria.
Tue, 1 Dec 2015 19:04:38 +0000 For gays under Islamic State rule, isolation and fear of a cruel death Before a crowd of men on a street in the Syrian city of Palmyra, the masked Islamic State group judge read out the sentence against the two men convicted of homosexuality: They would be thrown to their deaths from the roof of the nearby Wael Hotel.
Tue, 1 Dec 2015 19:01:04 +0000 Iraqi forces surround Ramadi, but it could be a long siege After months of sluggish progress, stalled advances and outright failures, Iraqi troops and militias backed by U.S.-led airstrikes have surrounded the key city of Ramadi and appear poised to launch a new attempt to wrest it from the Islamic State group.
Tue, 1 Dec 2015 18:52:40 +0000 NATO to keep 12,000 troops in Afghanistan through 2016 NATO leaders agreed Tuesday to keep a 12,000-strong troop presence in Afghanistan through 2016, a larger number than previously planned, as the alliance aims to support Afghan security forces in their struggle against a resurgent Taliban.
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Special Note: While we know some reliefs are well deserved or earned in every way (like Lt.Col (R) Stemple) - many listed here may be as the result of political correctness, social experimentation and oversensitive service members using the regulations to distract from their own shortcomings. Its up to you to decide!
Ex-brigade commander slammed for behavior -Army report says fired colonel’s underlings lived in ‘abject fear’
By Joe Gould - Staff writer Posted : Sunday Nov 20, 2011