One of the primary sources for that information has been The Marine Corps Times. Amos's solution?
Unlike our local cancer on our community, it appears that the information provided by the MCT has been both truthful and verified. Further, I support the banishment of our local swindle sheet while I oppose the banning of of the MCT primarily because the MCT is holding power accountable while the democratian holds critics accountable while aiding and abetting those in power who would abuse this community with THEIR power.... while the MCT has gone after those who abuse their authority in direct violation of the UCMJ.
Marine Corps Times first casualty in headquarters' war to 'professionalize'
Independent newspaper does not conform to new Marine Corps message, brass says
Feb. 9, 2014 - 05:05PM |
Marines leaf through a copy of Marine Corps Times during some downtime at a patrol base in Afghanistan's Helmand province. The newspaper, which throughout the last year has investigated allegations of wrongdoing involving the service's top general, has been targeted by Marine Corps headquarters as part of a new initiative to 'professionalize' areas where the publication is sold. (Brennan Linsley / The Associated Press)
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Marine Corps leaders have ordered the independent Marine Corps Times newspaper removed from its prominent newsstand location at base exchange stores worldwide and placed instead in areas away from checkout lines, where it is harder to find and fewer copies are available.
A news rack where Marine Corps Times had been displayed in the top position. (Marine Corps Times photo)
The move raises troubling questions about motive and closely follows a directive prohibiting commanders from using budget funds to buy Marine Corps Times and a number of other publications.
Marine Corps Times is widely recognized for its comprehensive coverage of the Corps, focusing on everything from career tracks, to pay and benefits, family and spouse issues, and employment after leaving the military.
Throughout much of the past year, the paper has published dozens of articles as part of an ongoing investigation into allegations the service’s commandant, Gen. Jim Amos, abused his authority to ensure Marines were punished for an embarrassing war-zone scandal. Numerous reports have captured the attention of mainstream media outlets, including NPR, CNN and Time magazine, among several others.
Spokesmen for the commandant’s office would not answer questions about whether Amos or his staff were aware of or involved in the decision to relocate the newspaper, but a source with knowledge of the new directive said it was approved with the commandant’s knowledge.More:
And yes, Amos should still resign... or face court martial himself.