Michael's Dispatches

JCS: Curiouser and Curiouser

19 January 2012

I published a letter that I received from Congressman Todd Akin's office.  Mr. Akin is on the House Armed Services Committee.  According to Mr. Akin's office, HASC received the letter from the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  After I published the letter, I read an email to me from a Public Affairs Officer at JCS saying JCS didn't author the letter.

Curiouser and Curiouser.

And so just now I contacted a staffer at Congressman Akin's office who responds:

"The memo in question was originally provided to the HASC by the Joint Staff, with no signatures and no indication that it had come from anywhere but the Joint Staff."

“This week, after questioning, the Joint Staff indicated that they were not the original source of the document. Initially they indicated it was a CENTCOM document (which is how Congressman Akin referred to it in his letter).

"On Tuesday, we were told that the memo actually originated with the Army."

"If you have any other questions on this, contact Steve Taylor:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. "

The letter.


# TestDang 2012-02-14 16:22
This is a test to see if I am able to post - I was not able to post earlier - no comment intended on this topic
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