Members of US Military Commits 'Improper Contact' with Foreign Women
By Faith Magbanua, November 23, 2017 01:11 AM
Amidst the on-going investigation towards the Okinawa DUI incident, another group of US military members have been allegedly commit improper misconduct towards foreign women.
Reports from US media are claiming that three members of the US military had improper contact with foreign women during President Trump's tour of Asia.
They have reportedly been reassigned from their jobs at the White House following the incident, which is said to have happened in Vietnam.
In a statement, the Washington Post says that the personnel worked for a unit that provides the White House with secure communications and the Pentagon has already been investigating the incident.
The service members have allegedly broken their curfew hours during the trip to Vietnam, which was part of the president's recent 12-day tour of Asia.
Grounds of discipline
If the personnel are deemed guilty of having improper contact with foreign women, they could immediately lose their security clearances or face further disciplinary procedures.
Four other military personnel from the same unit, the White House Communications Agency are currently under investigation for allegedly taking foreign women into a secure area during a trip to Panama in August.
Meanwhile, following the misconduct of the US military, another incident has occurred in Okinawa, Japan.
The US military has indefinitely barred service members from drinking alcohol after a US Marine fatally struck an Okinawa man in a collision of two vehicles on Sunday in which "alcohol may have been a factor," according to a statement.
The US Forces Japan also declared all service members "restricted to base and to their residences" after the crash. A Japanese police official told Reuters that the 21-year-old Marine had three times the legal level of alcohol in his blood at the time of the crash.
US service members in Japan have bred resentment among the local population with DUI convictions and alcohol-related deaths. About half of the US's 50,000 troops in Japan live in Okinawa.
In a statement given by Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, he talked in a regular news conference on Monday, saying that "Commanders across Japan will immediately lead mandatory training to address responsible alcohol use, risk management and acceptable behavior. All military members and U.S. government civilians in Japan are required to attend."
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