Entries for December, 2015

Carter Admits to Misuse of Email Account

By Debbie Gregory. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said that he “should have known better” than to use his personal email for work-related matters. His remarks followed a New York Times report in which said Carter he used his personal email account for work matters during his first months at the Pentagon. This is a violation […]

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Photo of Injured Military Canine Goes Viral

By Debbie Gregory. Photos of Army Spc. Andrew Brown and his canine companion, Rocky, recovering side by side after they were injured in Afghanistan, have gone viral. The photos were posted by the 89th Military Police Brigade on Facebook. The picture of the military K-9, injured in a bomb explosion, shows Rocky wearing a Purple […]

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The Fight Against ISIS Moves to Cyberspace

By Debbie Gregory. Could cyberattacks against the Islamic State be the way to fight the extremists? The Pentagon is considering increasing efforts to disable the extremist group’s computers, servers and cellphones to disrupt potential terrorist attacks. Military hackers and coders at Cyber Command have developed malware that some officials say are capable of sabotaging the […]

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The Cost of Fighting ISIS

By Debbie Gregory. According to the Pentagon, the Defense Department spent more than $5 billion on operations related to the Islamic State (IS or ISIS) in Iraq and Syria. This averages out to approximately $11 million a day from September 2014 though the end November, 2015. Even though the conflict in Afghanistan is winding down, over $35 […]

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Punishment for Drunken Naval Officer

By Debbie Gregory. A two-star admiral who got drunk and wandered naked around a Florida hotel while attending a conference has been found guilty of disorderly conduct and conduct unbecoming an officer. Rear Adm. David F. Baucom, the director of strategy and policy at the U.S. Transportation Command, became so intoxicated at an upscale beachfront […]

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