Hello Bethel High School! It is time to make us a little more informed on what is going on in our world.
Killed in Action is back
For years, the United States Marine Corps has but a ban on Killed in Action (KIA) bracelets. The reason why they were never worn is because the bracelets are considered “unauthorized jewelry” by the Marine Corps uniform orders.
On Tuesday, Commandant Jim Amos, says that Marines may now wear the bracelets in uniform. Amos said in USA Today, “We are acknowledging the close, personal nature of our 10 years at war and the strong bonds of fidelity that Marines have for one another, especially for those fellow Marines who we have lost.”
The commandant says that a meeting of his top generals swayed his decision to lift the ban, as well as an uproar from Marines of all ranks. The soldiers are still allowed to wear POW/MIA bracelets.
Asia meets America (again)
President Obama is going to meet North Korean leaders to discuss its nuclear program, as well as the return of servicemen from the Korean War from over 60 years ago. It is believed that the return of the servicemen will be one of the only things discussed at the summit.
However, the six party talks, delegates from the U.S, China, Japan, South Korea, North Korea and Russia, are hoping to be revived as the U.S is hoping to give diplomatic and economic help to North Korea in exchange for denuclearization. The delegates can only hope for one outcome: progress in making the world a little safer.