ARMY COVER-UP UNDER WAY IN WOMEN RANGER
Why are we not surprised?
Oklahoma Congressman Steve Russell sent the top brass into panic mode when he fired off a letter last month to Army Secretary John McHugh demanding the Ranger School turn over key documents regarding training records of female graduates Kristen Griest and Shaye Haver.
These papers include results of test scores, evaluations, and medical records of the two officers, which, if disclosed, could show they received favorable treatment and were the beneficiaries of a double-standard.
Our friends at Fort Benning and elsewhere tell us "command influence" dictated that at least one female Ranger candidate would graduate from the course, no matter what. PEOPLE magazine's incisive reporting backs up what we've been saying all along.
COVER-UP EVENTUALLY WILL COME UNDONE
Russell, a retired light colonel and proud holder of the Ranger tab himself, is wise to the tactics being used to stonewall him from finding out what really went on.
He has told the Army in no uncertain terms, no amount of obstruction and smokescreen will conceal the truth. It might take some time for it to come out, but eventually, it will. You can take that to the bank.
We predict that in the not too distant future, once certain people have safely retired, we'll find out that the fix was in. The Army's crude attempt to shred documents only highlights the suspicion that a high-level cover-up is underway.
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