Naval Academy sexual assault prevention classes begin this fall

By Pamela Wood The Baltimore Sun Naval Academy midshipmen will get sexual assault prevention lessons as part of classroom education beginning this fall, the academy's new commandant said Wednesday. Previously, efforts to educate midshipmen about sexual assault and sexual harassment have come in seminars and activities with their companies — overall, about 30 hours of instruction over four years. But Navy Capt. Bill Byrne, the academy's new commandant — roughly equivalent to the d ... More

N. Korea offers muted criticism of US - S. Korea military drill

VOA News North Korea has responded with softer than usual language to an annual U.S.-South Korea war exercise that began this week. The Ulchi Freedom Guardian drill that began Monday is regularly slammed by Pyongyang officials, who consider it a preparation for invasion. The North's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea on Tuesday mentioned the exercise, but did not specifically criticize it. The statement instead blasted South Korean President Park Geun-hye for saying last week Seo ... More