Carter used his government credit card at strip clubs in Rome and Seoul and had inappropriate interactions with women, according to a Pentagon investigation released Thursday. The report, by the Defense Department inspector general, alleges that Maj. Ronald F. The report details a number of improper interactions between General Lewis and women, including one late-night episode in his hotel room when he was drinking with a female enlisted service member, who later told investigators that he had tried to kiss her. It also includes a description of a scene on a Defense Department trip to Malaysia in which General Lewis shared a cigar with a female colleague at a gathering attended by a number of staff members and journalists. General Lewis issued a sharp written rebuttal to the inspector general in which he denied many of the allegations. In the statement, which was obtained by The New York Times, he accused the inspector general of constructing a case based on hearsay and innuendo.
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For the US, funding the Chadian military to fight Boko Haram could backfire
During the annual military exercise known as Flintlock , lead by American Special Operations, the US pledged support to improve the intelligence and communications capacities of its West African partners—including Chad, Nigeria, Mali, and Niger. As the exercise drew to a close, Boko Haram declared its allegiance to the Islamic State and a fresh spat of violence broke out in Mali. The flintlock mechanism, common in weapons produced in the 17th century, is prone to misfiring, though added safety mechanisms to prevent misfire dramatically reduce the speed and efficiency of the weapon.
It has been the de facto governing authority of the Gaza Strip since its takeover of that area in Hamas was founded in ,   soon after the First Intifada broke out, as an offshoot of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood ,   which in its Gaza branch had been non-confrontational towards Israel, refrained from resistance, and was hostile to the PLO. The military wing of Hamas has launched attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers, often describing them as retaliatory, in particular for assassinations of the upper echelon of their leadership.