Marine Corps OCS: “You’re responsible for everything your unit does of fails to do” — Battalion CO given slap on the wrist in Parris Island hazing case || Grant Newsham talks “the Trump-Kim meeting”

(Left) Marine Corps Recruit Raheel Siddiqui:  died after he jumped from the 3rd floor of a recruit barracks at Parris Island (USMC photo)
(Left Center) Col Paul Cucinotta:  relieved as the CO of 3rd Recruit Training Regiment and given immunity in the case (USMC photo)
(Center) LtCol Joshua Kisson:  relieved as CO of 3rd Battalion, 3rd Recruit Training Regiment, pled guilty to charges of dereliction of duty, making false official statements and conduct unbecoming of an officer; fined $5,000, given a letter of reprimand and allowed to retire (USMC photo)
(Center Right) SgtMaj Nicholas Deabreau:  relieved as 3rd Recruit Training Regiment SgtMaj, given immunity in the case (USMC photo) 
(Right) GySgt Joseph Felix:  relieved as the Senior Drill Instructor of Recruit Saddiqui’s Company, sentenced to 10 years in prison, reduced to the rank of Private, forfeits all pay and allowances, Dishonorable Discharge for maltreatment, violation of a lawful general order and dereliction of duty, making a false official statement, and drunk and disorderly conduct (Jeff Schogol photo)

John Bolton on North Korean talks: “A sucker is born every minute…” || Grant Newsham agrees with John Bolton

(L) Ambassador John Bolton
(R) Grant Newsham

Hope is springing, hearts are atwitter at the news that North Korea and South Korea will conduct high level talks in April aimed at the “denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula.  John Bolten was on Fox News this morning commenting on the latest from the Korean Peninsula and said something funny and profound “…a sucker is born every minute…”

Grant Newsham joined us later and said in effect that the discovery of the USS Lexington is a more interesting news development than the news from the Koreas — entirely predictable, seeking to drive a wedge between the US and South Korea.

The USS Carl Vinson makes a Vietnamese port visit || Does Asia really hate Japan? || What would have to happen prior to US, South Korea, China & North Korea diplomatic negotiations? — Grant Newsham

South Korea’s national security director Chung Eui-yong, center, National Intelligence Service Chief Suh Hoon, second left, and others in the delegation pose before boarding an aircraft as they leave for Pyongyang at a military airport south of Seoul Monday.
Jung Yeon-je/AP