From Instapunit, we get this heartwarming tale of government incompetence. Clicking through the link, we get more details.
At the Revere Hotel in Boston, FBI agents and Army Special Ops units were about to conduct a "training exercise".
In the "exercise", they would go into a room and interrogate a "role player".
Yeah, I've played those games. Set up properly, they are really good training. But this one went sideways.
Instead, they went to the wrong room, where an unsuspecting airline pilot answered the door. They handcuffed him, threw him into the shower, and interrogated him for about an hour, before he was able to convince them he wasn't the "role player".
Oh, crap! They went into the wrong room and bounced a citizen. Presumably, the agents had badges and guns, Scared the crap out of some poor airline pilot. I'm sure that they apologized profusely and begged forgiveness. No?
They then told him that he could never speak about what had happened, and left.
Bad choice. Everyone knows he's going to talk about it. Groveling and pleading would have ben a better idea, but that didn't happen.
Here is what should happen: As to the FBI guys. Move then out of whatever special detail they were on and transfer them to some God-awful posting in middle America. Let them do white-collar crime until they reach retirement. Use then as object examples in ethics training.
As to the soldiers, those Spec-Ops guys, Reduce then one grade and transfer them back to the basic leg infantry. I dunno, maybe at Fort Riley. Or Leonard Wood. Maybe Knox. But never again in Special Operations. They can serve out their time in Big Army,