Two former federal agents, Carl Mark Force IV and Shaun Bridges, are expected to be arrested Monday on charges of stealing money. A 50-page criminal complaint unsealed Monday details the charges against Force and Bridges, who allegedly stole money while investigating the black market drug dealing website Silk Road.
Force was an employee of the Drug Enforcement Administration, while Bridges was an employee of the Secret Service.
Fifty years ago, in March 1965, 3,500 U. S. Marines landed in South Vietnam. They were the first American combat troops on the ground in a conflict that had been building for decades. The communist government of North Vietnam (backed by the Soviet Union and China) was locked in a battle with South Vietnam (supported by the United States) in a Cold War proxy fight.