The War on Graft: At least 29 civilians and soldiers have been charged, and the Pentagon has launched more than 75 criminal investigations as officials pick through some $6 billion in military contracts, the New York Times reports. Investigators have homed in on Camp Arifjan, in Kuwait, where at least two officers committed suicide after learning they would be charged with bribery.
Bad Bait: A classified Pentagon program encourages snipers in Iraq to draw out suspected terrorists by scattering ammunition and bomb-making materials and kill them, according to the Washington Post. The families of three snipers accused of planting evidence on Iraqis they killed passed the WaPo investigative documents describing the program.
Finally, They Agree on Something: the Wall Street Journal reports that the alleged shooting of civilians by Blackwater USA security forces has invited the strongest challenge yet to legal immunity for some foreigners in Iraq, while bringing together Iraqi officials in who have long chafed at the law.
Police Overhaul: D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier today is scheduled to announce sweeping changes to the department's organization -- the most significant in 10 years, the WaPo reports. Lanier is planning to put patrol officers under one citywide command, employ more and better technologies, and reduce her staff.