March 22, 2014
Re "Sinclair tearfully pleads for a lenient sentence," March 20 Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair will get what he pleaded for: generous military benefits for his family as a result of not being dismissed from the Army. But did he think of them when he made such dishonorable decisions? Sinclair should have been dismissed and forced to get a job to support his family. He should have thought about his pension and his family before he exploited women. Leslie Neff Hermosa Beach ALSO: Letters: A different kind of Cold War Letters: Odds are it's the media's fault Letters: How to pay for fixing the streets
October 24, 2009 |
Joe Martinek had 139 yards rushing and scored twice on short runs, linebacker Steve Beauharnais scored off his blocked punt and Rutgers beat Army, 27-10, on Friday night at West Point, N.Y. It was the sixth straight victory for Rutgers (5-2) over Army (3-5) and evened the series at 18-18. The Black Knights have lost 12 straight games against Big East Conference teams since beating Rutgers, 37-35, in 1997. Tom Savage completed 10 of 20 passes for 164 yards to become only the second freshman quarterback in Rutgers history to win a road game.
February 21, 2012 |
The head of the Army 's Madigan Healthcare System, one of the largest military hospitals on the West Coast, has been temporarily relieved of command amid an investigation over whether the Army has avoided diagnosing returning combat soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder to save money. Col. Dallas Homas, a West Point graduate has been administratively removed from his position near Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state, Army officials announced Monday. Homas had headed the busy medical center since March 2011. Meanwhile, 14 soldiers who complained about their initial PTSD reviews were scheduled Tuesday to begin receiving the results of a new round of medical evaluations.
November 30, 2011 |
When President Obama announced that 40,000 troops now in Iraq would come home by the end of the year, the initial excitement quickly turned to concern that our already struggling economy couldn't easily handle the shock of an additional 40,000 job seekers. Although we should, of course, care deeply about returning Iraq war veterans, we ought not to think for a moment that adding 40,000 workers to the job-seeking pool will break the back of the economy. It's already broken. The nation is laboring under the weight of a reserve army of nearly 27 million women and men who don't have a full-time job, but most surely want one. The term "reserve army of labor" is vintage Karl Marx.
April 26, 2007
Re "Tillman's brother lashes out," April 25 If the Army can present a bald-faced lie to the family of one of its own, to the point of ordering witnesses to keep silent about the truth, what bigger lies could the Army be babbling at the rest of us? I can guess at some: That conditions in Iraq are getting better. That the insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan are beatable. That the surge is something other than a further tragic waste of American lives. That our prisoners and "detainees" are being treated humanely and fairly.
February 20, 2006
The Army made up for recruiting shortfalls by welcoming 630 recruits last year with histories of what the Army termed "serious criminal misconduct" -- including manslaughter and making terrorist threats (Feb. 14). Meanwhile, more than 10,000 personnel have been discharged since 1994 under the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy barring openly gay and lesbian service members. Interestingly, a University of California commission's report on the same day as your article estimates that the Pentagon policy of booting sexual minorities has cost taxpayers $363.