Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis to Host Ceremony Honoring House Speaker Paul Ryan
The ceremony will also be streamed live on defense.gov/Watch/Live-Events.
Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve Press Briefing By Col. Ryan via Teleconference from Baghdad, Iraq
Navy to Commission Guided-Missile Destroyer Thomas Hudner
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By Lillian Reed and Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun: Lawmaker Demands Answers Over ‘Botched’ Walter Reed Active Shooter Lockdown
“What bothers me is that you have people with post-traumatic stress, you have people in that hospital who are really hurting and have problems, you have amputees,” Ruppersberger said. “To me, that’s not the way you do a drill and teach people how to deal with a situation like that.”
Just after 3:30 p.m., another tweet came from the congressman: “We’ve been given the all clear at Walter Reed — at no point was there any indication that this was a drill.”
Ruppersberger, a former prosecutor and Ocean City police officer, said he was not scared himself during the ordeal, just trying to remain calm and help others remain calm by talking with them.
By Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press: Judge Dismisses Lawsuit In Parris Island Marine Recruit’s Hazing Death
“The question is whether Pvt. Siddiqui’s injuries arose out of, or were sustained in the course of, activity incident to service,” he wrote. “The answer, according to binding precedent, is yes, even though (he) was not yet a Marine.”
“The court cannot let the family move forward with their suit,” he continued. “The Feres Doctrine … bars the suit. That doctrine has long been heavily criticized … Since Feres, soldiers suffering even the most brutal injuries due to military negligence have been shut out of the court.”
“Nevertheless,” he said, “and despite strong reservations, the court remains bound by Feres and its progeny.”
By Wade Livingston: Federal Judge Dismisses $100 Million Lawsuit over Parris Island Recruit Death
By Matthew Cox: Military Investigators Break Up ‘Sextortion’ Ring Targeting Hundreds of Troops
Military members would “pay, fearful they might lose their careers over possessing what they were being led to believe was child pornography,” the release states.
“This despicable targeting of our brave service members will never be tolerated,” NCIS Director Andrew Traver said in the release. “We will not allow criminal networks to degrade the readiness of our military force.”
By Ali Zerdin: Slovenia Appoints a Woman as Chief of Military for First Time
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — Slovenia’s government on Tuesday appointed a female officer as the head of the armed forces, a first for the small country which is a member of NATO and the European Union.
Maj. Gen. Alenka Ermenc, 55, will formally take up her post as the Chief of the General Staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces at a ceremony on Wednesday, when she will also become the only woman to currently hold the top armed forces post among the NATO countries.
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