Born on April 15, 1943, Hugh Clowers Thompson, Jr., was a United States Army helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War. He is best known for his role in stopping the My Lai Massacre, in which a group of US Army soldiers tortured and killed several hundred unarmed Vietnamese civilians, mutilating their bodies after they had been murdered.
By now, most people are aware there was no FISA-court hearing on the Carter Page surveillance warrant. It was the news over the Labor Day weekend. Everyone talked about it, blogged about it, uploaded videos about it and gnashed their teeth in frustration and confusion.
Facebook executives have long called the company’s top ranks a “family,” but after a series of high-profile exits, the family is about to get a lot of new faces.
At least seven senior Facebook executives have announced their departures this year. None are leaving on bad terms, a company spokesperson told CNBC, and some will remain on in advisory positions.
Adopting more active forest management policies such as increased thinning of trees and conducting controlled burns will help mitigate damage from future wildfires, the Los Angeles Times editorial board writes.
California forests have grown drier and less healthy from overcrowded trees, infestations of bark beetles and the effects of climate change, the LA Times writes. California’s restrictions on active forest management have contributed to the poor and worsening conditions of the forests, allowing them to grow uninhibited while suppressing fires that would normally naturally control the forests’ growth.