Apparently an unfortunate thread of thug life continues to run through the U.S. military.
Fourteen "active and former U.S. Marines were among 64 alleged perpetrators of an illicit military weapons and drug trafficking ring" which operated out of Camp Pendleton in San Diego, CA as reported by Colleen Curry for ABC.
The armed forces increasingly have been plagued by recruits who are working on behalf of street gangs and drug cartels as reported by Angela Kocherga for WFAA:
"We have enough isolated cases of U.S. military personal being engaged with these gangs and cartels to indicate that it's a troubling trend that's developing," said Fred Burton with Stratfor Global Intelligence. "It's certainly something the U.S. military needs to keep an eye on."
Of course, perhaps the most infamous incident of organized crime within the U.S. military was during World War II when the U.S. Army in Italy inexcusably formed an alliance with Vito Genovese who meanwhile was stealing its supplies to sell on the black market.