News RecapA quick review of the major military related headlines from the last week:
Military Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) personnel at a conference aboard Naval Support Activity Bethesda earlier this year.
(Photo Credit: U.S. Navy, Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Julio Martinez Martinez)
- The Department of Defense’s Inspector General released their Top DoD Management Challenges - Fiscal Year 2020 report, which contained a particularly troubling section on military sexual assault. It found such heinous crimes, which are steadily on the rise across all branches and up as much as 50% at the service academies, are more likely to foster post-traumatic stress in personnel who experience it than combat.
- Joint Turkish/Russian patrols began in parts of northern Syria formerly occupied by US-backed Kurds.
- Iran injected uranium into the centrifuge of their Fordow nuclear plant in order to enrich it beyond the level agreed to in the largely-defunct 2015 nuclear deal. The 4.5% purity they aim to achieve with this process is well short of the 90% required to construct nuclear weapons.
Satellite image of Iran's Fordow nuclear facility.
- Following shortly after the death of al-Bagdhadi in a US military raid last week, multiple members of his family and inner circle have been caught trying to cross the Syrian border into Turkey. Turkish authorities have captured, among others, the dead terrorist leader’s older sister and first wife.
- Facing ongoing issues with maintenance and repairs to its aircraft carriers, the US Navy turned to Carnival Cruise Line for advice and assistance. It may sound logical to turn to an organization with a large fleet of massive ships for pointers, but keep in mind that navies and cruise lines haven’t always mixed well in the past.
- Marines can finally carry umbrellas while in service or dress uniform. If that sounds like no big deal, then you’ve obviously never walked through the rain in a set of blues.
- Rudy Boesch, legendary Navy SEAL who came to fame as a competitor in the first season of the reality TV show Survivor, passed away from Alzheimers at the age of 91. A decorated Vietnam veteran, Boesch was the first ever Chief of the Boat for SEAL Team 2 and retired as a Master Chief Boatswain's Mate.
Fair winds and following seas, Master Chief.
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- Marine officer and professional trainer Chris Walker shared some tips on staying fit and healthy after leaving the military.
- This Week in Military History President William Henry Harrison is remembered today for two things: the brevity of his time in office and the Battle of Tippecanoe.
US soldiers and militiamen attacked by warriors of Tecumseh's Confederacy at the Battle of Tippecanoe.
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