Defense chief orders review of military sex assault programs

Defense chief orders review of military sex assault programs

WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, in his first directive since taking office, has given his senior leaders two weeks to send him reports on sexual assault prevention programs in the military, and an assessment of what has worked and what hasn’t. Austin’s memo, which went out Saturday,…
Indian Army Chief admits to increasing suicides and stress in the army

Indian Army Chief admits to increasing suicides and stress in the army

The Indian Army Chief also admitted to the question of mental stress and increasing suicides in the Indian Army. According to foreign media, Indian Army Chief General Manoj Makand Narwan, while acknowledging the increasing suicides and mental stress in the Indian Army, said that I have also read…
For 1st Black Pentagon chief, racism challenge is personal

For 1st Black Pentagon chief, racism challenge is personal

WASHINGTON – Newly confirmed Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will have to contend not only with a world of security threats and a massive military bureaucracy, but also with a challenge that hits closer to home: rooting out racism and extremism in the ranks. Austin took office Friday as…
UK chief scientist says new virus variant may be more deadly

UK chief scientist says new virus variant may be more deadly

LONDON – There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England carries a higher risk of death .than the original strain, the British government’s chief scientific adviser said Friday — though he stressed that the data is uncertain Patrick Vallance told a news…
UN chief Antonio Guterres declares he will seek second term

UN chief Antonio Guterres declares he will seek second term

CAMEROON – Secretary-General Antonio Guterres officially declared Monday he is seeking a second five-year term at the helm of the United Nations. Guterres, whose current term ends next Dec. 31, said in a letter to General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir that “It would be my honor to continue…
Capitol Police names Pittman acting chief

Capitol Police names Pittman acting chief

WASHINGTON – The Latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Assistant Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman has been named acting chief, after the department’s former leader resigned in the wake of the deadly siege…
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