US Navy Details 2 Deadly Collisions And What Could've Prevented Them
The U.S. Navy released a report Wednesday on the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain collisions from earlier this year.LEARN MORE
The letter's author alleges standards for Green Beret candidates have been lowered to boost graduation rates.
An anonymous letter that claims training for a U.S. special forces group has become lax earned a response from top brass.
The letter, signed "A concerned Green Beret," is more than 6,000 words long. It details issues regarding the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Specifically, it outlines a concern of a growing trend to lessen physical requirements for students in order to meet graduation quotas.
The claims in the letter haven't been verified. However, the school's command didn't dispute the letter's authenticity, according to NPR. The officer in charge of the school, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Kurt Sonntag, wrote a response defending the program. He said no performance standards have been adjusted or removed.
But the letter, first published in November, comes at a sensitive time for U.S. special forces. In October, four Green Berets were killed and two others wounded in Niger. It's still unclear exactly what happened; the Department of Defense is investigating the incident.
Gen. CQ Brown will be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff after Gen. Mark Milley retires at the end of September.
Military officials said they've located debris about two hours northeast of Joint Base Charleston, near where the plane was flying.
His staff has worked to justify the block in numerous memos to reporters – including listing off seven other times senators held up promotions.
The report will include bill payment history, loan information, current debt, bankruptcy history and lawsuit records.
Amid the ongoing UAW strike, the union says it wants a four-day, 32-hour week while still getting 40 hours of pay.
The Biden administration sent letters to the governors of 16 states demanding they address the issue.