On this week’s cover, commanders now have the authority to order tests for spice, bath salts and other synthetic drugs if they have any suspicion a soldier might be using them.
Though the Army banned use of the drugs this year, military police didn’t have the technology to test for them on a large scale. The Army is now teaming up with the Air Force to use the service’s advanced drug testing equipment.
Though company commanders can order the tests on the spot, the synthetic drugs are not part of the Defense Department’s random screening program.
Also in this week’s issue, an updated 2014 pay chart based on the 1.8 percent raise the House of Representatives approved last week.
The last few weeks have been heavy on sexual assault scandals. This week we delve into the West Point sergeant first class accused of filming female cadets, even barging in on them while they showered.
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