Here is a Fox News story that says the White House will not continue to seek Senate confirmation of Gen. John Allen as NATO commander. The story isn’t exactly clear why, but speajs about the investigation that cleared General Allen of wrongdoing in connection with emails that were uncovered in the investigation of General Petraeus. earlier this year.
NYT coverage, here, of Admiral (ret) MacDonald’s testimony at yesterday’s commission hearings. Also disturbing statements from prison officials about the seizure of legal mail and the promise to return most of it.
The San Antonio Express-News continues decent coverage of the Lackland instructor cases. Here is a report on yesterday’s sentencing of SSGT Craig Leblanc. Leblanc was found not guilty of sexual assault, but guilty of various other offenses involving recruits, adultery and orders violations. He received two and a half years confinement.
Naval SPECWARCOM Commander says “The Shooter” was not “screwed” and knew he would lose benefits reports USAToday here. As much as I sympathize with vets in these situations, it is hard to believe a ten year Navy Petty Officer or Chief wouldn’t either be told what benefits you they would lose by leaving early or already know. But, stranger things have happened. Odd how so many of these guys are suddenly breaking the SEAL code of silence.