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The Army recruiting fraud may have cost about as much as 10 hours of war in Iraq

A little perspective on the Army recruiting fraud story: I think $100 million is about what the Iraq war, at its height, cost the American taxpayer every 10 hours.

Day after day, week after week, month after month. Year after year. You wanna talk about waste, fraud, and abuse? Start there.

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Marine HQ makes jihad on Marine Times

I think public institutions always look bad when they try to suppress or punish publications that have been critical of them -- in this case, Marine Corps leaders vs. the Marine Corps Times. It makes it look like the Marine Corps commandant can't take the heat.

Sgt. Mallory S. VanderSchans/ Marine Corps