The nation in brief

Posted: February 16, 2014 at 4:51 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Sometimes in the past we’ve overlooked character issues because of competence and commitment.” Gen. Ray Odierno, the Army’s top officer, on recent efforts to improve character by forcing U.S. service members out of the military because of crimes or misconduct

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