United States to check soldiery amid drug and harassment scandals
CNN adds that a SEAL platoon was sent off for home from Iraq after allegations of sexual harassment and drinking on duty.
United States Special Operations Command, Gen. Richard Clarke, wrote to his subordinates that he would verify that the military complies with ethical and disciplinary standards. NBC News publishes the text of the memo.
Clark notes that the "recent incidents" were the reason for the verification, but does not specify the details. The report will be provided in the fall of 2019. During the audit, the General will also study the recruitment and training process.
“The American people must trust those who protect them. The trust is paramount and must never be compromised. Our culture is deeply rooted in a history of honor, duty, and sacrifice,” he states in the memo.
CNN reports that a SEAL platoon was sent off for home from Iraq after allegations of sexual harassment and drinking on duty. NBC News adds that one of them harassed a female soldier, and the other fighters hid it.
According to CNN, other SEALs were suspected of using cocaine and other prohibited substances while they were in Virginia.