Sgt. Michael Walker, an Army medic, plead not guilty in Honolulu on Thursday in the stabbing death of his wife. His former lover and alleged co-conspirator, Ailsa Jackson, also plead not guilty. Court documents indicate she will change her plea later this month: she appears to be cooperating with prosecutors.
Yesterday, the New York Times published an article detailing a U.S. Army scheme to “kill” an upcoming Times investigation into concussions sustained during mandatory boxing classes at military academies. Things didn’t quite pan out the way Army brass intended in that particular case, but the same strategy has successfully been used to manipulate the media in the past.
Last night, Gawker got a tip from a longtime reader: "I get a lot of emails for a different person with the same name as me," the message said. "Someone who works in some capacity in the government. I don't know if this one I just received about Israel, missiles, etc is even a thing." Yes, it's a thing.
This is the arch of swords, the longstanding funnysweet ritual that closes military weddings. This one, held at Fort Bragg, is a little different, though—in a lovely, historic way.