Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey has apologized for offending the mother of a fallen Navy Seal. General Dempsey expressed his regrets to Debbie Lee, who lost her son Marc to fighting in Ramadi in 2006, after she penned a letter criticizing his comments on the Iraqi town. The apology was delivered to Ms. Lee in the form of a letter on Monday.
A former Navy Lieutenant with 3 tours of duty under his belt has been called up by the St. Louis Cardinals to pitch for them. 29-year-old Mitch Harris was called up by the team on Tuesday when they played the Washington Nationals.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy has sent an aircraft carrier and a guided-missile cruiser into the waters near Yemen to conduct maritime security operations, a Pentagon spokesman said on Monday, but he denied the ships were on a mission to intercept Iranian arms shipments.
The mother of the first Navy Seal killed in Iraq has written an open letter to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff complaining about his recent comments dismissing the importance of Ramadi. In the letter Debbie Lee, who lost her son Marc to fighting in Ramadi in 2006, describes how General Martin Dempsey’s claim that the city is “not symbolic in any way” made her feel. Dempsey’s comments and Lee’s letter come as the Islamic State is on the verge of capturing the city.
U.S. military capabilities declined during the Obama administration and deep defense spending cuts are increasing the risk that American forces will lose a future war, the Joint Chiefs of Staff told Congress on Tuesday.
To celebrate Black History Month, the Republican National Committee (RNC) hosted a reception in honor of Commander Vincent D. McBeth and the historic Harlem Hellfighters at the African American Civil War Museum on Wednesday.
A Russian intelligence-gathering ship is again plying waters off the southern United States in operations aimed at spying on U.S. ballistic missile submarines based in the area, defense officials said.