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Asian American diplomats say discrimination holds them back as US competes with China

Thomas Wong graduated from West Point, joined the Army and deployed to combat zones for the United States, but when he became a diplomat, the State Department restricted the New Jersey native from serving in China, citing security concerns. "I felt like my loyalties were being questioned," he said, adding, "I'm convinced race was a factor in that decision."
Tags: West Point, China, US, Cnn, United States, New Jersey, Army, State Department, Thomas Wong


Asian Americans say restrictions on where they can serve limit their potential in State Dept.

Thomas Wong graduated from West Point, joined the Army and deployed to combat zones for the United States, but when he became a diplomat, the State Department restricted the New Jersey native from serving in China, citing security concerns. "I felt like my loyalties were being questioned," he said, adding, "I'm convinced race was a factor in that decision."
Tags: News, West Point, China, United States, New Jersey, Army, Stories, State Department, State Dept, Thomas Wong


BARRETT Announces Joel Miller as Vice President of Sales and Marketing

L to R: Ronnie Barrett, CEO; Joel Miller, VP of Sales & Marketing; Sam Shallenberger, President U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Inc. is proud to announce the recent promotion of Joel Miller to Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Joel has been with Barrett since 2017, most recently serving as Director of Global Military Sales. His work directing the US Military Sales team lead to the adoption of the MRAD, MK22 rifle system with separate contract awards for USSOCOM a...
Tags: Guns, West Point, United States, State Department, US Army, Joel, Ronnie, Barrett, USSOCOM, Tulane University, Joel Miller, US Military Academy, Shooting Industry News, Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Barrett Firearms Manufacturing Inc, Ronnie Barrett


The morning read for Tuesday, May 4

Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at [email protected] Here’s the Tuesday morning read: Justice Clarence Thomas, Long Silent, Has Turned Talkative (Adam Liptak, The New York Times) Supreme Court declines to revisit precedent that restricts lawsuits from service members (Robert Barnes, The Washington Post) Justice Clarence Thomas says ex-West Point ...
Tags: Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, West Point, Washington Post, Associated Press, Round-up, Robert Barnes, Adam Liptak, Clarence Thomas, New York Times Supreme Court, Feres Doctrine, Clarence Thomas Long, Pete Williams NBC News Supreme Court, Meghann Myers Military Times Supreme Court


Over Thomas Dissent, High Court Rejects West Point Case

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a woman who says she was raped as a West Point cadet.
Tags: Supreme Court, West Point


Court names military attorney as second-ever female marshal

Col. Gail Curley, an attorney in the U.S. Army who has advised military leaders on national security law, will be the Supreme Court’s new marshal, the court announced on Monday. Curley succeeds Pamela Talkin, the first woman to serve as marshal, who retired last year after 19 years on the job. Curley, who will begin her new position on June 21, comes to the court 30 years after graduating from West Point with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She received her law degree from the Univers...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, West Point, Germany, Afghanistan, Army, U S Army, Howe, University of Illinois College of Law, Curley, What's Happening Now, Pamela Talkin, Gail Curley, National Security Law Division, Supreme Court Police Force


Justices turn down cadet’s attempt to sue government over sexual assault

The Supreme Court won’t weigh in on whether a West Point cadet who was sexually assaulted by a fellow classmate can sue the federal government. The justices announced on Monday morning that they will not hear oral argument in Doe v. United States, one of the cases that they considered at their private conference last week. The justices also called for the federal government’s views in two cases, but they once again did not act on a closely watched challenge to a Mississippi law that would gener...
Tags: Featured, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, West Point, Congress, United States, DOE, Thomas, Dobbs, Howe, Jane Doe, American Axle, Goldstein Russell, United States Military Academy, FTCA


"In the war of racism, we don't want scouts, we want soldiers."

That's a comment, from Washington Blogger, that was emailed to me after I noted the absence of any Critical Race Theory analysis in the New York Times story about the West Point cheating scandal. The "scout"/"soldier" terminology harks back to a post 5 days ago about the "tech elite's favorite pop intellectual Julia Galef." As NY Magazine put it:"Galef argues for what she calls 'scout mindset,' which she contrasts with 'soldier mindset.' The idea is that evolution has wired our minds to be soldi...
Tags: Law, West Point, Washington, New York Times, NY Magazine, Julia Galef, Race And Education, Ann Althouse, Critical Race Theory, Galef, Washington Blogger


"On Friday, West Point officials said in a statement that the [second-chance] program had 'not met its intended purpose' of increasing the self-reporting of honor code violations and reducing cadets’ tolerance for them...."

"'The tenets of honorable living remain immutable, and the outcomes of our leader development system remain the same, to graduate Army officers that live honorably, lead honorably and demonstrate excellence,' General Williams said in a statement. 'West Point must be the gold standard for developing Army officers. We demand nothing less than impeccable character from our graduates.'... Tim Bakken, a professor of law at West Point, said the involvement of so many athletes in a cheating scandal was...
Tags: Education, Law, West Point, US, Sports, West, Military, Ethics, Williams, Army, Monty Python, Nyt, Times, Usaf, Nelson, Medina


West Point has expelled 8 cadets following last year's cheating scandal

Pool / Pool/Getty Images Over 70 cadets at West Point were accused of cheating on a math exam in May 2020. On Friday, the academy released a statement confirming that 51 of those cadets will repeat a year and eight will be expelled. The academy also announced that it will discontinue a program put in place to help protect cadets in violation of the academy's honor code from being kicked out. See more stories on Insider's business page. In what's being called West Point's ...
Tags: West Point, Trends, Army, Usa Today, Darryl A Williams, Libertina Brandt


Eight cadets at West Point expelled for cheating, over 50 set back a year

West Point finalized discipline against cadets caught cheating in largest scandal since 1970s.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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51 West Point Cadets Caught Cheating Must Repeat a Year

West Point officials say most of the 73 West Point cadets accused in the biggest cheating scandal in decades at the U.S. Military Academy are being required to repeat a year and eight were expelled.
Tags: West Point, U S Military Academy


ISIS leader was once a 'cooperative' prison informant who ratted out terrorists to the US military, newly-released records show

Islamic State group militants hold up their flag as they patrol in a commandeered Iraqi military vehicle in Fallujah, Iraq in 2014. AP Photo The current leader of ISIS is a man named Amir Muhammad Sa'id Abd-al-Rahman al-Mawla. Al-Mawla was detained and interrogated by US and coalition forces over a decade ago. During those interrogations, he provided intel on other terrorists, newly-released records show. See more stories on Insider's business page. The current leader of the Islami...
Tags: Politics, Isis, West Point, Islamic State, Iraq, US, International, Trends, Syria, Coalition, Pentagon, The Washington Post, Daesh, George Washington University, State, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi


Ever Given is no longer blocking the Suez Canal, but Russia sees a long-term benefit from it being stuck

A satellite image of Ever Given aground in the Suez Canal. Cnes2021, Distribution Airbus DS The Ever Given, a container ship, has been freed after a week stuck in the Suez Canal. Russian officials capitalized on the blockage to tout the Northern Sea Route, which Moscow wants to develop. The Northern Sea Route remains treacherous for commercial activity. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ever Given, a 1,300-foot container ship, was freed Monday after being grounded in the Sue...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Europe, Vladimir Putin, West Point, China, Russia, US, International, Trends, Getty Images, Canada, Atlantic, Nato, Arctic, Moscow


Biden once mocked Trump over 'slippery' ramp descent

Biden be trippin’. President Biden once took a swipe at Donald Trump over how his predecessor walked down a ramp at West Point — ironic...
Tags: West Point, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump


Book Review: Ron Chernow’s Biography of Ulysses S. Grant

I read 900 pages about Ulysses S. Grant in Ron Chernow’s authoritative biography. It was extraordinary. It’s hard not to agree with Chernow claims that Grant is the most underrated president in U.S. history. I knew little to nothing about Grant going in, and hadn’t read a full length book about the Civil War before. So I got a superb education in the three areas I look for when reading a biography: A person of consequence The time period in which the person lived, in this case, Civil War-...
Tags: Europe, Utah, Books, New York, Texas, Mississippi, Supreme Court, West Point, Congress, Colorado, California, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Virginia


Mom & Sister Of Amador County Murder Suspect Arrested On Accessory Charges

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Tags: Crime, News, West Point, Local, Adams, Beeman, Calaveras County, Amador County, Jerry Adams, Patricia Adams, Amador County News, Amador County Sheriff s Office Deputies, Linda Beeman, Savana Lee Burger Burger


‘The Pale Blue Eye’ Will Reunite Christian Bale with Director Scott Cooper

Christian Bale and Scott Cooper are about to go for the hat trick together. A new report says the star and director are set to unite for the third time, after previously working on the films Out of the Furnace and Hostiles. Their latest collaboration? A film adaptation of Louis Bayard’s 2007 book The Pale Blue Eye, a murder mystery about a detective who is brought in to solve a baffling murder at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. And in a fascinating twist, the detective is partnered up ...
Tags: Movies, West Point, Casting, New York City, Edgar Allan Poe, Thriller, Adaptation, Christian-Bale, Christian, Cooper, U S Military Academy, Scott Cooper, Bayard, Landor, Mystery/Suspense, West Point Academy


A Tuskegee hero and the oldest living Black West Point grad reflect on the US military and its first Black defense secretary

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin participates in a ceremonial swearing-in with Vice President Kamala Harris, far right, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on January 25, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images Secretary Lloyd Austin is the first Black person to lead the entire Defense Department. "We have a secretary of defense who can say 'I've been there, I've done that,'" a Black veteran told Insider. A Tuskegee airman said it was "just amazing how the attitudes in ...
Tags: Politics, Hollywood, News, West Point, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Defense, US, International, America, Trends, Department Of Defense, Austin, Racism


Build Apple Car in the UK, British Members of Parliament Urge

Members of Parliament (MPs) are calling for the British government to make a bid for Apple to build its long-rumored electric vehicle in the United Kingdom, according to The Telegraph. James Sunderland, Conservative MP for Bracknell, said that it was a "no brainer" for Britain to build the Apple car, and that the UK government should begin to bid for production contracts with Apple. Nick Fletcher, Conservative MP for Doncaster, added that Apple car production represented an opportunity for "e...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, UK, West Point, Berlin, Georgia, Britain, United Kingdom, Sunderland, Doncaster, Parliament, Hyundai, Kia, Tesla Gigafactory, Apple Car, North East of England


Apple Car Latest: Kia Talks With Potential Partners About Vehicle Assembly in Georgia, While Apple Seeks Supply Deals With Japanese Automakers

Apple Car rumors continued to surface on Friday, with reports that Hyundai Group affiliate Kia has approached potential partners about a plan to assemble Apple's autonomous electric vehicle at its West Point plant in the U.S. state of Georgia (via The Wall Street Journal). Kia Corp. has approached potential partners about a plan to assemble Apple Inc.'s long-awaited electric car in Georgia, according to people familiar with the matter. The proposal would involve a multibillion-dollar investment...
Tags: Apple, Asia, West Point, Georgia, Bloomberg, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Hyundai, Kia, Apple Inc, Apple Car, Mazda, Bloomberg Intelligence, Hyundai Group, Ming Chu Kuo, Wall Street Journal Kia Corp


Authorities Arrest Amador County Man Wanted In Connection To Murder Of Woman Missing Since October

WEST POINT (CBS13) – A man suspected of murdering a Pine Grove woman who went missing last October has been arrested, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office announced on Friday. Jerry Lee Adams Jr., 44, also of Pine Grove, was located at around 4 p.m. at a Reno-area casino and taken into custody, authorities said. An arrest warrant was ordered this week for Adams, who is suspected of murdering 27-year-old Savana Lee Burger, authorities said. Adams will remain in custody in Washoe County until being ...
Tags: Crime, News, West Point, Local, Sacramento, Cbs, Reno, Washoe County, Adams, Tom, Midtown Sacramento, Calaveras County, Pine Grove, Amador County Sheriff s Office, Amador County News, Jerry Lee Adams Jr


Senate confirms retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as America's first Black defense secretary

Lloyd Austin, a recently retired Army general, smiles during his conformation hearing. Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP The Senate has confirmed Lloyd Austin, a retired four-star Army general, as the first Black secretary of defense. Austin served in the armed forces for more than four decades, retiring in 2016 after serving as the first Black leader of US Central Command. During his career, he developed a relationship with President Joe Biden and his late son Beau, who served as an officer in t...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, West Point, Congress, Senate, China, Iraq, Russia, US, Alabama, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden


Amador County Man Wanted In Connection To Murder Of Woman Missing Since October

WEST POINT (CBS13) – Authorities are searching for a man suspected of murdering a Pine Grove woman who went missing last October, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office announced on Thursday. An arrest warrant was obtained Tuesday for Jerry Lee Adams Jr., 44, of Pine Grove, who is wanted in connection to the disappearance and killing of 27-year-old Savana Lee Burger, authorities said. The sheriff’s office said crews attempted to locate and arrest Adams at a residence Wednesday on Climax Road near Pi...
Tags: Murder, Crime, News, West Point, Local, Sacramento, Cbs, Burger, Adams, Calaveras County, Amador County, Pine Grove, Pioneer Drive, Amador County Sheriff s Office, Calaveras County News, Amador County News


Apple Car Production Again Linked to Kia Motor's US Plant in Georgia

Hyundai intends to transition the company's Apple Car involvement to its Kia brand as part of an internal arrangement that could see production move to the U.S., according to a new report today. On Sunday, Korea IT News reported that Apple and Hyundai are seeking a partnership agreement for the upcoming ‌Apple Car‌ by March, and that the electric vehicles could be made at a Georgia factory owned by Kia Motors, a Hyundai Motor Group affiliate. First spotted by iMore, Korea's eDaily today adde...
Tags: Apple, West Point, US, Georgia, Bloomberg, Korea, Hyundai, Kia, Cnbc, Apple Car, Kia Motors, Hyundai Motor Group, Kia Motor, Apple Reuters, US Plant


Petitions of the week: Four petitions that test the limits on lawsuits against the government

This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider cases and statutes about suing various government entities, ranging from two counties to a state governor to the United States itself. Three of the petitions involve women seeking redress from counties and the military for their role in creating conditions that allowed them to suffer sexual and physical assaults. Broadly speaking, sovereign immunity protects states from suit. However, in 1908’s Ex parte Young, the Supre...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, West Point, Congress, United States, New Jersey, Ohio, Ada, Terry, DOE, Young, Murphy, Robinson, U S Court of Appeals


West Point cheating scandal involved mostly athletes, including football players on Liberty Bowl team

West Point football players are involved in the academy's worst cheating scandal in more than 40 years. Army plays in the Liberty Bowl Thursday.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, West Point, Army, Usa Today


17 West Point football players accused in cheating scandal still remain on team

Army cadets march on to the field before the 121st Army-Navy game, in West Point, New York, December 12, 2020. Adam Hunger/AP Twenty-four West Point cadets accused of cheating on a final exam are football players. Seventeen of those players still remain on the team that is scheduled to appear in a bowl game against West Virginia on Thursday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Twenty-four of the 73 West Point cadets accused of cheating on a final exam were football players,...
Tags: Politics, Education, West Point, Football, Sports, West Virginia, Trends, Army, US Naval Academy, USMA, David Choi, West Point New York, Cheating Scandal, Lt Gen Darryl Williams, The New York Times Read, Military & Defense


West Point cheating scandal involved mostly athletes, including 24 football players on Liberty Bowl team

West Point football players are involved in the academy's worst cheating scandal in more than 40 years. The team plays in the Liberty Bowl Thursday.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, West Point, Usa Today


West Point cheating: Turn the cadet honor code into a lifelong Army ethics compass

Expand the code beyond lying, cheating and stealing. It should be an ethical compass, guiding cadets to act honorably now and in their Army careers.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, West Point, Army, Usa Today