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General orders ethics review of special forces community after criminal allegations against troops

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The head of the U.S. Special Operations Command is ordering a top-to-bottom study of the military’s special forces community amid a rash of alleged misconduct that has focused attention on the normally secretive world of America’s elite fighting forces.

Army Gen. Richard Clarke said the review will focus on how special operators are recruited, educated and trained and how units address ethics failures. He said “recent incidents have called our culture and ethics into question and threaten the trust placed in us.”

Ken McGraw, a Special Operations Command spokesman, said the review was ordered Friday and is expected to be completed in November. The inquiry will see two teams created.

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The first will comprise military leaders — with some in the Special Operations Command — who will form an advisory panel. The second will be a review panel made up of members of the various military branches of the command.

The review panel will go out and gather information from the various operations units –  which includes the Army Rangers, Green Berets, Army Delta units, Navy SEAL teams and special warfare units, and Marine and Air Force special operators.

To retain an independent view, members of the Army Special Operations Command may gather information on the Navy SEALs, McGraw said. The review panel will then turn over its reports to the advisory panel.

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The inquiry comes at a time when America’s special operations units have made headlines for all the wrong reasons. In July, a SEAL platoon from SEAL Team 7 was ordered back to the U.S. from Iraq amid charges of drinking and sexual assault. In a statement, the SOC said there had been a “deterioration of good order and discipline.”

In early July, Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher was acquitted of killing a teenage ISIS militant in Iraq. He was found guilty of taking a picture with a corpse. Two Navy SEALs and Marine Raiders are also accused of hazing an Army Green Beret to death during a deployment in Africa.

Ex-Green Beret Maj. Matthew Golsteyn is expected to be tried in the killing of an unarmed suspected Taliban bombmaker in Afghanistan almost a decade ago.

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The review will be the second ordered by Special Operations Command leadership this year. Former Gen. Tony Thomas ordered an internal review before he retired in March.

McGraw said the advisory panel will take the results from Thomas’ review into consideration.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Service member killed during mission in Iraq, US military says

The U.S. military says a service member has died today during a combat mission with Iraqi security forces in northern Iraq.

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U.S. soldiers assigned to Bandit Troop, 1st Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment and deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve. The U.S. military says a service member has died today during a combat mission with Iraqi security forces in northern Iraq. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Leland White)

The statement by the Combined Joint Task Force as part of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) says the service member died on Saturday in the Ninewah province. OIR is an operational name for the military against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

The service member was advising and accompanying the Iraqi Security Forces on a planned operation when he was killed, according to the release.

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Iraqi forces launched an anti-ISIS operation north of Baghdad in July, aimed at getting rid of the Islamic State group north of Baghdad and the surrounding areas. Although Iraq declared victory over ISIS in 2017, the group has continued to carry out insurgent tactics across the country.

There have been 84 U.S. military casualties during Operation Inherent Resolve since it began in 2014 and three total deaths involving civilians, according to the Department of Defense.

In comparison, Operation Iraqi Freedom totaled 4,410 military casualties between 2003-2010.

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The U.S. says the name of the service member is being withheld until after next of kin have been notified.

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Texas airport watches as pilot son returns remains of Vietnam vet father

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A Southwest pilot flew the plane that returned his Vietnam’s veteran father’s remains to Dallas Thursday – more than half a century after he was deployed to fight for his country.

U.S. Air Force Col.  Roy A. Knight, Jr.’s remains arrived at  Dallas’ Love Field on Thursday and the emotional return was documented by a journalist who was there who covered the shooting in El Paso.

“I’m at the airport in Dallas, waiting for my flight home to DC from El Paso, and something incredible is happening,” reporter Jackson Proskow tweeted.

Knight’s remains were identified earlier this year.

“When he left from this very airport to fight in Vietnam his 5-year-old son came to the airfield and waved goodbye,” Proskow wrote. “It was the last time he would see his father alive.”

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Proskow wrote that Knight’s plane was shot down in Laos in 1967. He was first listed as missing in action until he was declared killed in action in 1974, according to his obituary.

“Col. Knight ejected from his aircraft, but no parachute was seen deploying,” a gate agent told Proskow. “A search was undertaken but could not find him.”

“The entire terminal has come to watch this arrival,” he wrote. “Incredible moment to watch. The entire airport fell silent.”

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Proskow added the moment was a “privilege” to witness.

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Pete Hegseth, Navy SEALS swim across Hudson River to honor military vets

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Fox News host and Army veteran Pete Hegseth gave viewers a glimpse into the camaraderie that he and others shared as they swam across the Hudson in support of military vets and their families.

“Fox & Friends” caught up with him during the “Navy SEAL Hudson River Swim and Run” on Saturday. The event, hosted by the GI Go fund, was the first-ever legally sanctioned swim across the Hudson River.

According to the event site, SEALs were scheduled to “make stops at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island before arriving in Battery Park.”

NAVY SEALS TO SWIM ACROSS THE HUDSON RIVER TO SUPPORT VETERANS

“At each stop, SEALs will perform pushups and pullups to honor America’s liberties, diversity, and those who have fought to preserve them,” the website read. “Upon their arrival at Battery Park, the SEALs will run towards One World Trade Center and end their journey at the America’s Response Monument.”

Hegseth said that he wanted to participate because of the admiration he had for servicemembers.

“Well, I’m in awe of these guys and what they do and how many of them left it all on the battlefield,” he said.

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He added that the risk he took of jumping in the Hudson was “nothing” compared to the risks that servicemembers took.

“To get to do this on a beautiful day in New York City, it’s an honor and a blessing,” he said.

One of the SEALs described the brotherhood he shared with other servicemembers at the event.

“It’s a brotherhood and it’s where our country came together after 9/11 — no matter all our differences, we all came together after that to fight for freedom,” he said.

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Navy identifies pilot killed in California jet crash

The U.S. Navy on Friday identified the pilot who died in a fighter jet crash in the California desert earlier this week.

Authorities identified the aviator as 33-year-old Lt. Charles Z. Walker. The Navy released a photo but provided no other information, such as Walker’s hometown.

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Investigators are still probing the cause of Wednesday’s crash, which occurred 40 miles north of Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake during a training mission.

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This undated photo provided Friday by the U.S. Navy shows Lt. Charles Z. Walker, 33, the pilot killed in the crash of a fighter jet in the California desert. (U.S. Navy via AP)

Walker was assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-151, known as the Vigilantes and based at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California’s Central Valley.

At the time of the crash, Walker was flying the F/A-18E Super Hornet, a single-seat jet, through a canyon in Death Valley National Park. The area is frequently used by pilots to conduct low-level training missions.

“Lt. Walker was an incredible naval aviator, husband and son. He was an integral member of the Vigilante family and his absence will be keenly felt on this flight line,” Capt. James Bates, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet’s Strike Fighter Wing, told the Navy Times. “Our aviators understand the risk associated with this profession and they knowingly accept it in service to our nation.”

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The jet went down around 10 a.m. in an area dubbed “Stars Wars Canyon.”

Seven park visitors at a nearby scenic overlook were injured, but none were seriously hurt. The area is popular with aviation enthusiasts who like to view low-flying military aircraft.

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Marine corporal charged with murder, manslaughter in shooting of fellow Marine in DC barracks

A U.S. Marine has been charged with murder, involuntary manslaughter and negligent homicide in the January shooting of a fellow Marine at the Corps’ Washington D.C. barracks.

Investigators say Lance Cpl. Andrew Johnson shot 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Riley Kuznia in the head on New Year’s Day after pointing a pistol at Kuznia and pulling the “trigger in jest,” according to a charge sheet obtained by the Marine Corps Times.

MARINE, 20, KILLED IN DC BARRACKS SHOOTING IDENTIFIED

The Marines said the shooting happened at approximately 5 a.m., during a shift change. Kuznia, a native of Karlstad, Minn., was pronounced dead at Washington Hospital Center shortly before 6 a.m. Jan. 1.

Kuznia’s mother, Markelle, said at the time of her son’s death that he always longed to be a Marine.

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Riley Kuznia was shot and killed Jan.1 (Fox 5 D.C.)

“He just wanted to serve,” she recalled. “Ever since he was little, he talked about being a soldier.”

“When he got out [of the military], he was going to start his own construction business,” she added. “He said he wanted to give five years to his country.”

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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz tweeted his condolences the day after Kuznia’s death was announced.

“We are forever grateful for your service to our state and our country,” Walz said. “May your family find peace and strength in outpouring of love and support from the community.”

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Marine spokeswoman Capt. Katie Kochert told the publication that Johnson will face a so-called Article 32 hearing later this month, where some or all of the charges could be dropped. Following the hearing, an officer will recommend whether Johnson will face a court-martial or receive administrative action.

Fox News’ Morgan Cheung and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Top Navy SEAL officer tells men ‘We have a problem’ in wake of scandals, controversies

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The U.S. Navy commander in charge of all SEAL teams told his men “we have a problem” in a memo written late last month after a series of scandals rocked the Naval Special Warfare community.

“Some of our subordinate formations have failed to maintain good order and discipline and as a result and for good reason, our NSW [Naval Special Warefare] culture is being questioned,” Rear Adm. Collin Green wrote in the July 25 memo obtained by Fox News Thursday.

Green added that while “I don’t know yet if we have a culture problem, I do know that we have a good order and discipline problem that must be addressed immediately. Good order and discipline is the foundation for every military organization and it is a leadership responsibility. As Commander, I own it. As Commodores, you also own it.”

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The letter does not specifically reference any incidents, which allegedly include drug use and heavy drinking, involving members of SEAL teams in recent months,

SEAL commanders have until Aug. 7 to “develop a plan of action” on how to fix the “problem,” according to the memo.

The letter was written the day after reports surfaced that a Navy SEAL platoon from San Diego, Calif., was ordered back to the U.S. from Iraq because of a “deterioration of good order and discipline.”

The U.S. Special Operations Command said in a July 24 statement, “The Commander lost confidence in the team’s ability to accomplish the mission.”

The statement did not describe the exact nature of the misconduct, but The Washington Post, citing two defense officials, told the newspaper that the SEALs involved in the incident had violated a general order against the use of alcohol.

The platoon that was ordered back to the U.S. is part of SEAL Team 7, whose members included Chief Eddie Gallagher, who was acquitted of war crimes charges last month but convicted of posing with a dead ISIS fighter, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

Testimony during Gallagher’s court-martial revealed that members of SEAL Team 7’s Alpha Platoon routinely consumed alcohol during their 2017 deployment to Iraq, according to The Military Times.

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The same week the platoon was ordered back to the U.S, The Navy Times reported, citing an internal investigation, that six members of a Virginia-based SEAL team tested positive for cocaine use “and other banned substances” last year after repeatedly cheating to get around military drug tests.

Meanwhile, a Navy SEAL Team 6 member who was named Sailor of the Year in 2016 has been charged with impersonating other people via text to get nude pictures of women, the Virginian-Pilot reported last week.

In May, a Navy SEAL pleaded guilty in the hazing death of a Green Beret soldier, admitting to taking part in a late-night plot to break into 34-year-old Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar’s room with a sledgehammer, put him in a chokehold and restrain him with duct tape during a deployment in Africa.

Chief Special Warfare Operator Adam Matthews said that he, along with another member of the Navy’s SEAL Team 6 and two elite Marine Raiders, carried out the “juvenile” attack on June 4, 2017, in Bamako, Mali.

Matthews’ attorney, Grover Baxley, said Melgar’s death was “an unforeseen accident that has dramatically impacted the lives of everyone involved.”

According to The Washington Post, the tragedy occurred after a long night of drinking and partying. Two SEALs and two Marine Raiders smashed their way into Melgar’s room with a sledgehammer because they purportedly wanted to teach him a lesson for leaving them behind in traffic on the way to a party at the French embassy.

One of the SEALs jumped on Melgar and put him in a chokehold while Matthews grabbed Melgar’s legs. The two Marines then duct-taped his legs together. When they moved on to Melgar’s wrists, they realized he had stopped breathing.

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In his memo, Green directed commanders “to engage everyone in your formations.”

He wrote, “I want all hands to understand that ‘we have a problem’ and that is our main effort and my top priority”

Fox News’ Dom Calicchio, Barnini Chakraborty and Bradford Betz contributed to this report.

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Rocket launcher discovered at BWI Airport; second found this week

Military equipment was seized at Baltimore Washington International Airport on Thursday — the second such seizure in days — after it was brought back on a military flight by a U.S. Air Force sergeant who kept it as a keepsake.

The rocket launch tube was discovered around 5:20 a.m. in the American Airlines baggage area of the airport, located in Maryland, the Office of the State’s Fire Marshal’s Bomb Squad announced.

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A bomb squad seized an inert rocket launch tube at Baltimore Washington International Airport in Maryland on Thursday. (Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal)

Before being flown to the U.S., the “inert” equipment was inspected by U.S. military officials for safety and was “empty of any explosive hazard,” according to a press release from the office. It was returned to the country by a sergeant “as a souvenir of their service abroad.”

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Authorities said the tube “presents no immediate threat to anyone on the ground,” but noted “there is a slight chance that it could contain pressurized gas, and was therefore not allowed on the Sergeant’s connecting commercial flight.”

The rocket launch tube was taken in by the bomb squad “until it can be safely returned to the owner.”

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TSA reminded passengers earlier this week not to bring explosives or devices that shoot explosives on airplanes — even if they’re just replicas — after finding a fake grenade and a real missile launcher at two different airports.

Earlier this week at BWI in Maryland, TSA agents found a missile launcher in someone’s checked luggage. That passenger said he was active military personnel traveling home from Kuwait and also wanted to keep the missile launcher as a souvenir.

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TSA also discovered a grenade at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey in someone’s checked luggage. Explosives experts eventually determined that it was actually a highly realistic replica of a grenade.

“Military weapons are not permitted in checked or carry-on bags,” said the transportation agency, which did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment regarding Thursday’s equipment seizure.

Fox News’ Michael Hollan contributed to this report.

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F/A-18 Super Hornet crashes in California’s Death Valley, 7 hurt on the ground

Authorities say seven people on the ground have been injured in the crash of a Navy jet in California’s Mojave Desert.

Death Valley National Park spokesman Patrick Taylor says the seven were park visitors and have only minor injuries.

There’s no word yet on what happened to the pilot of the F/A-18 Super Hornet, which went down during a training mission Wednesday morning.

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FILE – In this Feb. 27, 2017 file photo, an F/A-18D Hornet from the VX-9 Vampire squadron at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, flies out of what is known as Star Wars Canyon toward the Panamint range in Death Valley National Park, Calif. On Wednesday, July 31, 2019 a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet jet crashed Wednesday in the California desert and a search-and-rescue operation was underway, officials said. The single-seat warplane went down at 9:50 a.m. during a routine training mission north of the China Lake base. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

The crash occurred near a park area nicknamed Star Wars Canyon where fighter jets practice low-flying maneuvers and tourists often gather to watch.

The crash area is about 60 miles (96.5 kilometers) north of the Naval Air Weapons Station at China Lake.

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The aircraft was from strike fighter squadron VFA-151 stationed at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California’s Central Valley.

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Cleveland’s Civil War monument damaged, suspect sought

Police in Cleveland are searching for a suspect seen on video damaging the city’s 125-year-old Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument.

The alleged crime happened about 5:50 p.m. Wednesday, shortly after the interior portion of the monument was closed for the day, Cleveland’s FOX 8 reported.

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A suspect is seen climbing the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Cleveland on Wednesday evening. (Surveillance video)

Surveillance video shows three people walking around the monument, which includes a pedestal and a group of Civil War soldiers preparing to fire a cannon.

One of the three people then climbs the statue and breaks off a portion of the cannon, the station reported.

The broken piece was later recovered, according to the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office.

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Two men are seen around the base of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Cleveland on Wednesday evening. (Surveillance video)

The suspect will be charged with a felony under federal law, Ted Prosse, president of the city’s monument commission, told FOX 8.

The monument pays tribute to more than 9,000 Cuyahoga County residents who served in the Civil War, the report said.

In 2015, three suspects were sentenced to community service and ordered to pay more than $10,000 in restitution after damaging the monument, Cleveland.com reported.

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