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.”
I can't seem to turn on my TV these days without seeing one of those Transportation Department-sponsored messages about a crackdown on drunk driving. I guess there's a reason for the advertising binge: The Washington Post's Dr. Gridlock column reports that officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration unveiled a survey Wednesday showing that one in five Americans admit that they have climbed behind the wheel of a car after drinking. Eight percent of drivers acknowledged they have driven drunk at least once in the past year.
Tom Shoop is vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversees both print and online editorial operations. He started as associate editor of Government Executive magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website, GovExec.com, in 1996; and was named editor in chief in 2007.
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