US military 'embarrassed' by alleged prostitution probe

The chairman of the US Joint Chiefs has said that the military is 'embarrassed' by the alleged military involvement in the misconduct scandal in Colombia, stating that "we let the boss down".

Speaking in a news conference, chairman Martin Dempsey said the substance of the Summit of the Americas had been overshadowed by allegations of misconduct by members of the Secret Service and military, which the Colombian police said involved prostitutes.

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US agents prostitute probe

A dozen US Secret Service agents sent to Colombia to provide security for President Barack Obama at an international summit have been relieved of duty over alleged misconduct. Sources said the misconduct involved prostitutes in Cartagena.