Robert Gilbeau, a one-star admiral in the U.S. Navy, will plead guilty to his alleged role in the “Fat Leonard” scandal, which is not named after that kid who used to sit with Smelly Ryan in your middle school cafeteria every day, but a Singapore-based defense contractor who is accused of doling out bribes.
Remember Matthew Bissonnette (a.k.a. “Mark Owen”), the former Navy SEAL who helped find and kill Osama bin Laden, later wrote a book about it, and eventually came under federal investigation for allegedly mishandling classified material? Bissonnette’s increasingly complex legal ordeal initially involved the Department of Justice and U.S. Navy before it was handed over to the latter’s internal police force, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, in the summer of 2014. The N.C.I.S. probe quickly threw the small community of elite military members into chaos. SOFREP, a website catering to that community, reported at the time: “The investigation has created a massive stir among the SEAL community. Rumors and accusations are flying on social media forums, lines in the sand have been drawn and friendships have ended.”
The US Navy has chosen Facebook COO and corporate feminism brand ambassador Sheryl Sandberg to christen its newest attack submarine, the Virginia-class USS Massachusetts. “According to navy lore, sponsors are said to imbue a ship with their personalities,” the Associated Press reports. Lean in, sailor!
They must have roamed the internet, thirsty, like wild dogs of the African savannah, until they found it: A popular military veteran’s Facebook site, gently praising the Navy’s christening of the USS Gabrielle Giffords. It was a veritable oasis, drawing in the pack of gundamentalists: There was water here.
A civilian Navy official scored a nearly $2 million dollar contract for his ne'er-do-well mechanic brother to illegally produce "unmarked and untraceable" silencers for AK-47s, patterned after car mufflers, allegedly to sell to the Navy SEAL team that killed Osama bin Laden, according to federal court documents and a Washington Post article published today.