26 August 2009

American Navy to get tougher on subtance-abuse sailors

San Diego Union Tribune's Steve Liewer reports here that the U.S. Navy is going to revamp it's drug policy. The Southern California newspaper indicates that the new policy increases by half the percentage of Navy personnel that must be randomly drug-tested each month and also requires every sailor to be screened within 72 hours of reporting to a new command. Those servicemembers who test positive face automatic discharges and dismissals.

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