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.”
A coalition of meteorologists is asking Congress to create a weather commission to examine how best to improve forecasting and help the country deal with billions of dollars of weather-related damages each year.
The University Center for Atmospheric Research "would advise federal policymakers on setting priorities for improving forecasts and creating a more weather-proof nation."
The plea came while Congress was out of town and the capital continued to enjoy great fall weather.