17 November, 2021

Tom Clancy Is Spinning in His Grave

The man made a career out of writing about how great our military, CIA, and FBI are.

Metallurgist admits faking steel-test results for Navy subs | Miami Herald

This is the kind of thing that would have happened to the Soviets in one of his novels.

A metallurgist in Washington state pleaded guilty to fraud Monday after she spent decades faking the results of strength tests on steel that was being used to make U.S. Navy submarines.

Elaine Marie Thomas, 67, of Auburn, Washington, was the director of metallurgy at a foundry in Tacoma that supplied steel castings used by Navy contractors Electric Boat and Newport News Shipbuilding to make submarine hulls.

From 1985 through 2017, Thomas falsified the results of strength and toughness tests for at least 240 productions of steel — about half the steel the foundry produced for the Navy, according to her plea agreement, filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Tacoma. The tests were intended to show that the steel would not fail in a collision or in certain “wartime scenarios," the Justice Department said.


Let that sink in.


My God.

Hanging isn’t good enough for this woman.

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