- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I was thinking the other day that I haven’t seen a lot of interesting military crime stories lately. So, like night follows day, up popped some.
— At West Point, six cadets were charged with hazy drug offenses.
— In Louisiana, a former National Guard sergeant major was charged with fraud.
— A retired Navy captain who was naval attaché in Manila pleaded guilty to bribery charges, another “Fat Leonard” case. The U.S. Navy is, right now, probably the most corrupted branch of the federal government, going by court records.
— And in a non-military crime against nature, the Labatt brewery cut off its retirees from free beer for life. I’d be more upset if the beer was any good.
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