Military May 08, 2019

By Jeff Schogol: A soldier who died in Afghanistan is the US military’s fifth non-combat fatality in 3 weeks
By Josh Smith, Reuters: Pentagon suspends efforts to recover troops’ remains as North Korea talks stall
By Catherine Rentz, The Baltimore Sun: A 100-year-old Army vet who fought Nazis from a tank named for his wife was just knighted by France
Task & Purpose: New legislation would allow the Pentagon to rescind contracts with companies who provide terrible military housing
By Oriana Pawlyk: Beluga Mystery: Will Norway Keep ‘Spy Whale’?

By Kathy McCormack: Lawsuit Filed over Display of Bible at Veterans Hospital
The Bible was carried by a prisoner of war in World War II and became part of the Missing Man Table honoring missing veterans and POWs at the entranceway of the Manchester VA Medical Center. The Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday the table was sponsored by a veterans group called the Northeast POW/MIA Network.

But Mikey Weinstein, founder and president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said it is the presence of the Bible that is offensive.

“It’s incredibly disrespectful, dishonorable, and most importantly, it’s illegal,” he said.
By Gina Harkins: Canadian Admiral: Kids Won’t Join the Navy if Ships Don’t Have Wi-Fi
Stars and Stripes | By Chad Garland: Want to Know How Many Websites the Pentagon Runs? So Does the Pentagon