Posts tagged news
Posts tagged news
"Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair, whose court-martial made him the public face of the military’s struggle to prevent and police sexual misconduct in the ranks, dodged a jail sentence," yesterday, reports The Washington Post’s Craig Whitlock.
Instead, a military judge reprimanded him and fined him $20,000. Sinclair admitted to having an extramarital affair with a junior officer, but denied assaulting or threatening her. He also pled guilty to having improper relationships with two other women. http://wapo.st/1gKIitf
"The Pentagon has put the brakes on an environmental assessment of the effects of eliminating potentially dozens of intercontinental ballistic missile silos as defense officials sort out two conflicting provisions in the fiscal 2014 omnibus spending bill.
"Last month, Pentagon officials asked the Air Force to proceed with the study, which could be the firststep toward decommissioning silos at sites in Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming. But in an interview Thursday, a defense official said the department has put that assessment on hold as officials review whether they can proceed with the study.” http://goo.gl/0zRPws
While you’re watching the Grammy’s, don’t forget about Ukraine.
Orthodox Priest between protestors and police in Ukraine.
Be safe Ukraine.
Protestors in Ukraine
Canadian train carrying crude oil and propane derails in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick. 45 homes have been evacuated, no injuries.
Two suspected Al-Qaeda militants killed in US drone strike in Hadhramaut, Yemen.
Yemen has been attacked since April 2009 by various forces. Some say it is by secessionist groups, others say it is by militaristic insurgents.
Civilian Deaths in Iraq at worst levels yet. Three suicide bombers recently killed at least 29 in Baghdad, Youssifiyah, and Latifiyah, targeting pilgrims migrating to Karbala for the holy holiday of Arbaeen. A former Sahwa official and his four family members were also shot dead by military-clad gunman in Abu Ghraib. The death toll in Iraq was 659 in November alone.
Senators casting the same votes: A view of Congressional polarization through the years.