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By John McAfee
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Joint Chiefs
In a recent editorial cartoon, President Obama is portrayed as a football coach telling a suited-up female player, "Good news! We want you on the front lines." Don't laugh. "Coach Obama" really does intend to send unwilling women into ground combat infantry teams, which face far more violence than pro football.
More than two dozen former Marine Corps and Navy judge advocates are asking Congress to investigate the Corps' top officer for what they say is unlawful conduct in the Taliban urination cases.
The "semper fidelis" devotion of John M. Dowd is a major reason he finds himself locked in battle against the highest levels of the Marine Corps, including the commandant, Gen. James F. Amos, whom he accuses of misconduct.
At a recent news conference, Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Chuck Grassley of Iowa teamed up with Sen. Barbara Boxer, California Democrat, to support Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's bill to radically revise the military's legal procedures for prosecuting sexual assaults.
Taxpayers would pay about $1 billion a month to send in the military to Syria's ongoing civil conflict, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey told congressional members in a letter released Monday.
The tragedy of Benghazi, where a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed, seemed a cut-and-dried story in the days after a mob attacked the State Department's mission in eastern Libya. Today, the public knows that those early administration pronouncements were false.
The dam seems to be breaking on the nearly eight-month-long cover-up concerning the deadly jihadist attack on Americans and their facilities in Benghazi, Libya.
A group of 18 former military and national security officials wrote to President Barack Obama on Friday urging the administration to cancel plans for further cuts in United States nuclear warheads, warning that new arms reductions would undermine U.S. security.