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Army kicking out decorated Green Beret who stood up for Afghan rape victim
EXCLUSIVE: The U.S. Army is kicking out a decorated Green Beret after an 11-year Special Forces career, after he got in trouble for shoving an Afghan police commander accused of raping a boy and beating up his mother when she reported the incident. The case of Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland now has the attention of Congress, with Rep. Duncan Hunter writing to Defense Secretary Ash Carter challenging the decision. "I am once again dismayed by the Army's actions in this case," Hunter, R-Calif., wrote in a letter to Carter. Martland is described by many of his teammates...
Furor erupts after POW-MIA flag, a creation of a Jacksonville woman, is called 'racist'
The Confederate Stars and Bars tipped off a debate this summer along racial lines. Now, the widely recognized POW-MIA flag, designed by a Jacksonville woman, is coming under fire. A columnist — who referred to the POW/MIA flag as a “racist flag,” a “banner of lies” and called for it to be taken down on Tuesday — touched off a tornado of criticism. The column by Rick Perlstein, the national correspondent for the little-known and left-leaning Washington Spectator, came to national attention after it was picked up and posted on Newsweek’s website. In the column, Perlstein asserts the...