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.”
Following an awful scandal in which a bunch of Secret Service agents were busted for drinking and partying with hookers in Columbia, the President is moving towards a "culture change" by appointing the first woman ever to run his security detail.
The Washington Post's Scott Wilson reports Obama will name Julia Pierson, 55 and a 30-year Secret Service veteran, the new director of the agency later this afternoon. Officials told Wilson it was an effort to bring a "culture change" to the notorious boys club reputation the Secret Service has earned over the years.