E-mails Reveal General’s Attempt to Ban Marine Newspaper

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By: Lance M. Bacon | Marine Corps Times | USA TODAY

An initiative to ban the independent newspaper Marine Corps Times at base exchanges or move it to a less-prominent position at the stores originated in May “on a rather tight timeline” at the behest of Gen. Jim Amos, the service’s commandant, newly obtained e-mails show.

The e-mail exchange occurred just days before Marine Corps Times published an investigative report spotlighting allegations Amos abused his authority.

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