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.”
Sen. Daniel Inouye has died at the age of 88. He was the longest current serving member of the Senate at the time of his death. The Democrat was the senior Senator from the Aloha State and a long time presence on the Appropriations Committee. A Japanese American, he was wounded in World War II, losing his right arm in combat.