On Thursday, the Defense Department said that in order to blend in, special-operation forces often don the insignia of forces they accompany. On Friday, after Turkey complained, a spokesman called the action “unauthorized and inappropriate.”
It didn't take long for the Gregory Brothers, the group behind the hysterical Auto-Tune the News web series, to spice up Wednesday night's debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. Less than 24 hours after the debate in Denver, the musical comedy group turned the event into a mini-musical.
While President Obama's performance has been deemed less than stellar, the debate as a whole was long, a bit wonky and often factually dubious. I think you'll agree that this version is a bit more fun:
Mark Micheli is Special Projects Editor for Government Executive Media Group. He's the editor of Excellence in Government Online and contributes to GovExec,NextGov and Defense One. Previously, he worked on national security and emergency management issues with the US Treasury Department and the Department of Homeland Security. He's a graduate of the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs and studied at Drake University.
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