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.”
While the pomp of the Republican convention has come to an end and Bob Dole claimed the nomination on his third bid for the presidency--another important element to the party has been decided upon as well--the party platform. There was brief speculation for a while that the platform would divide the party on the abortion issue, but a compromise was ultimately negotiated and both sides pacified.
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