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Army general under investigation for texts sent to wife of soldier

By Tom Vanden Brook TNS WASHINGTON — The Army has launched an investigation of the major general in charge of its forces in Africa for sending dozens of messages, some of them suggestive, to the wife of an enlisted soldier under his command, USA TODAY has learned. The Facebook messages sent by Maj. Gen. Joseph Harrington range from flattering to flirty and suggestive and include a request to the woman that she delete them. Harrington is the two-star in charge of U.S. Army Africa and is based in Italy. ... More

Airman sentenced to 15 months for child porn possession

By April Baumgarten Grand Forks Herald A Grand Forks airman will spend 15 months in prison and could be dishonorably discharged from service for possessing child pornography. Melbourne Michael Anderson, 27, was sentenced Tuesday in military court on one count of possessing child pornography, said Shaun Shenk, public affairs chief for Grand Forks Air Force Base. He was demoted from staff sergeant to airman basic, the lowest enlisted rank for the U.S. Air Force. A judge also ordered Anderson's dishonor ... More

Mattis assembling panel to discuss transgender troops 

By Associated Press WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is assembling a panel of experts to discuss the matter of openly transgender individuals already serving in the U.S. military. President Donald Trump on Friday directed the Pentagon to extend indefinitely a ban on transgender individuals joining the military, but he gave Mattis the authority to decide those already serving. Mattis says in a statement released Tuesday that the Pentagon, in consultation with the Department of ... More