'Juicy bars' in South Korea
Stars and Stripes' coverage of the controversy over "juicy bars," the seedy
entertainment establishments commonly clustered near the gates of U.S. military
bases across South Korea. Prostitution and indentured servitude have been
everyday realities at many of these popular hangouts for American soldiers,
according to bar girls, many of whom were enticed from the Philippines to work
in the South Korean bars with false promises that they could earn legitimate
incomes as singers and entertainers.
Maj. Gen. Michael Langley said his decision to stick with the Marine Corps was based on trust won more than 30 years ago.
The GAO also found that reimbursements paid to female active-duty service members for uniform items were lower than what their male counterparts received.
Split evenly for compensatory and punitive damages, the amount is among the largest ever awarded in a state-sponsored terrorism case.
Staff Sgt. Lesly J. Lindor was charged in connection with the Sept. 3, 2018, death of his wife Rachelle Lindor. A military official who spoke on the condition of anonymity said Lindor had attempted to obtain tetrodotoxin, a poison that comes from puffer fish and similar species.
The flight to the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar's tarmac marked the last time the Marines would deploy with Hornets on an aircraft carrier. By 2028, most pilots will fly the more stealth F-35 B fighter jets.