Carl Higbie's resignation, which was prompted after CNN unearthed the comments he reportedly made, comes amid increased scrutiny of the president's appointees for racist or anti-Muslim statements made in the past.
The juxtaposition of two American military men who could stand in the same courtroom in the coming months couldn’t be set in more stark relief. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl faces a general court-martial for walking off of his base in Afghanistan. Navy SEAL Jimmy Hatch, who led a platoon into a fierce battle to try to rescue Bergdahl, was shot and badly wounded on that mission.
A divided House voted Thursday to prevent a government shutdown after an eleventh-hour deal brought conservatives aboard. But the GOP-written measure faced gloomy prospects in the Senate, and it remained unclear whether lawmakers would be able to find a way to keep federal offices open past a Friday night deadline.
The Army and Air Force have punished U.S. servicemembers who were sent home from Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Panama last year after bringing foreign women into a secure area without registering them, but will not court-martial them, U.S. military officials said.