Guam-based submarine commander fired

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Cmdr. Michael Conner delivers remarks during a change of command ceremony onboard the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Oklahoma City. Cmdr. Andrew Peterson turned over command to Conner during the ceremony held Dec. 20, 2013, at Naval Base Point Loma, San Diego. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

 

The commanding officer of a fast-attack submarine homeported in Guam has been fired from his duties “due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command,” a Navy statement confirmed Wednesday.

Cmdr. Mike Conner was removed from his position as commander of the USS Oklahoma City, said Cmdr. Brook DeWalt, public affairs officer for the U.S. Pacific Fleet’s Submarine Force. Continue reading

Scandal at Guantanamo Bay as commander fired over alleged affair

It would be interesting to see how much he was against the opening of the floodgates to Cuba. As corrupt as this administration is, it’s difficult to put anything past them when they’ve been purging the military of all resistance for years now.

 

The commander of the US naval station at Guantanamo Bay has been fired and is reportedly under investigation over an alleged affair with a married woman and the death of her husband.

The body of Christopher Tur was found floating in the sea by the Coast Guard on Jan 11, the day after he was reported missing by his wife of 19 years Lara.

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Report: EU loses faith in U.S. ability to manage Internet

The European Union will push for diminished U.S. influence on Internet governance because of “loss of confidence” in the current U.S.-centric model, according to a news report.

The European Commission, the executive arm of the E.U., is set Wednesday to propose a series of steps to globalize Internet governance functions, reported The Wall Street Journal, citing an E.U. draft policy paper. The proposal is sparked by revelations of mass U.S. surveillance activities online, the newspaper said. Continue reading

Military removes commander of nuclear weapons unit

MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. (AP) — The Air Force has removed the commander of a nuclear weapons unit at a Montana base following a failed safety and security inspection that marked the second major misstep this year for one of the military’s most sensitive missions.

Military leaders say the decision to relieve Col. David Lynch of command at Malmstrom Air Force Base stems from a loss of confidence. They say it is not the result of the failed inspection this month first reported by The Associated Press on Aug. 13. Continue reading