Another Navy skipper deep-sixed in bribery-and-prostitutes scandal. Also, what’s in David Petraeus’ mailbag today?
- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bribes and prostitutes, kind of the ham and eggs of crime. Anyway, the captain of the USS Bonhomme Richard got escorted off his ship by Navy officials. This was a surprise because, from the little I know, he has a good reputation. BTW, this is related to the similar handling of the skipper of the USS Mustin the other day. You gots to wonder how many more shoes are gonna drop in the Pacific fleet.
Meanwhile, a "friend" of David Petraeus mailed a fake hand grenade to his New York City office.