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.”
Though the Obama administration remains firmly opposed to offering NSA leaker Edward Snowden any kind of amnesty, Attorney General Eric Holder said today that he'd allow the Justice Department to speak to Snowden's lawyers about a possible plea deal.
Holder told MSNBC's Ari Melber he would "engage in conversations" with Snowden's lawyers should they come to him with a proposal for a deal. Clemency, though, is a non-starter.
"He broke the law, he caused harm to our national security – I think he has to be held accountable for his actions," Holder said.