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No Pull-Ups For Female Marines

Posted 01.20.2012 | Women

The Marine Corps has shelved a proposed plan to add pull-up requirements to physical fitness tests for female corps members, the Marine Corps Times re...

Afghan Colonel: 'Sense Of Hatred Is Growing Rapidly'

New York Times | Posted 01.20.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — American and other coalition forces here are being killed in increasing numbers by the very Afghan soldiers they fight alongsid...

6 Marines Reportedly Killed In Afghanistan Helicopter Crash

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 03.21.2012 | World

HONOLULU — All six Marines killed in the crash of a U.S. helicopter in Afghanistan were based in Hawaii, a Hawaii congresswoman said Friday. Th...

War and Peace With a Human Face

Christopher Holshek | Posted 03.20.2012 | World
Christopher Holshek

Media coverage and op-eds on last week's incident involving the desecration of Taliban corpses by U.S. Marines has been subdued in the United States, but it gathered the attention of many in that part of the world where we have had the most trouble.

What Medieval Times Teach Us About Respecting the Dead

Bridget Whearty | Posted 03.19.2012 | Home
Bridget Whearty

The phrase "no man is an island" gets tossed around pretty lightly these days, but at its core, it's about the same thing. When the funeral bells toll, don't ask who they are for. We're all in this together.

EPA Detroit Hearing: Less Oil Means a More Secure America

Alex Cornell du Houx | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Alex Cornell du Houx

This is not just a lesson for our military. Not only does cutting our dependence on oil make us more secure, it invests hard earned American money back in to our economy.

As Our Patriots Have Come Home, Detroit Will Lift Them Up

Gary A. Brown | Posted 03.18.2012 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

As a former Marine, I am well aware of the plight, roadblocks and lack of information plaguing our veterans. Michigan lags far behind other states in accessing veterans' benefits.

Vet Helped By 'Forrest Gump Star': Happy There Are Americans Who Appreciate Military

www.10news.com | Posted 01.14.2012 | Impact

His left arm and both legs were ripped from his body, his ear drums shattered. He wasn't one of the "lucky" who lose consciousness. Corporal Juan Domi...

Marines Urinating on Dead Taliban: How Low Will We Go?

Ethan Casey | Posted 03.14.2012 | World
Ethan Casey

What is there to think about, anyway? What is there to say, really, except that there's absolutely no excuse? No excuse for the policy makers and officers, but neither is there one for the brutalized young perpetrators.

Fellow Marine Says He Was In Charge Of Massacre Convoy

Camp Pendleton Patch | Daniel Woolfolk | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

A former Marine - who was set to replace a staff sergeant now on trial in connection with the killings of civilians in Haditha, Iraq in 2005 - maintai...

Blogger Praises Corpse-Urinating Soldiers

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.13.2012 | Religion

Pamela Geller, who has been referred to as the "queen of the Muslim bashers," is not doing anything to shed that title. Geller, the executive direc...

Video of Marine Atrocities Highlights Split Between Right Wing and Our Military

Jon Soltz | Posted 03.13.2012 | World
Jon Soltz

There are no words to express my disgust at the video making the rounds today, of U.S. Marines apparently urinating on the dead bodies of the Taliban.

Marines Urinating On Corpses Reportedly Identified

Reuters | Posted 01.12.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. Marines have identified the unit whose forces are suspected of being behind a video appearing to show them u...

Robert J. Arrotta: The Mightiest Corporal in the Marine Corps

Beth Crumley | Posted 03.13.2012 | Impact
Beth Crumley

A friend once told me that as long as a Marine is remembered he is not dead. Robert J. Arrotta is part of Marine Corps history.

John Rudolf

WATCH: U.S. Marines Appear To Urinate On Taliban Corpses

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 02.15.2012 | World

Pentagon officials vowed Wednesday that a video posted online that appears to show U.S. Marines in Afghanistan urinating on dead Taliban fighters will...

U.S. Marines Urinate On Dead Bodies In Afghanistan (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Posted 01.12.2012 | World

The U.S. Marine Corps has launched an investigation into a video that purports to show American Marines urinating on the dead bodies of Taliban member...

Military Budget Cuts: No Big Deal or Excellent Opportunity?

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Patricia DeGennaro

Secretary Panetta is set to come out with his new "strategy" to offer his assessment on how to cut the military budget. The question: will it be the same old or will he have the courage to mandate what truly needs to be done to build a stellar military for America's national security needs?

Small Tenn. Towns Find Big Ways To Honor War's Dead, Support Injured Servicemen

www.militarytimes.com | Posted 01.03.2012 | Impact

A decade of fighting has claimed the lives of more than 130 members of the military who called Tennessee home, and the loss has felt especially keen i...

Some Final Thoughts About the War In Iraq

Al Eisele | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics
Al Eisele

With the final withdrawal of American forces from Iraq, I remember the four young Marines and a Navy corpsman I met in Baghdad in March 2005 at Camp Victory.

70-Year-Old Vet To Bike 3,000 Miles For Injured Marines

Posted 12.30.2011 | Impact

Former U.S. Marine Rick Hermelin, 70, has completed a combined total of 200 marathons and half marathons, but he isn't finished pushing his physical l...

Medal Of Honor Recipient's Lawsuit Takes Turn

AP | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO -- A Medal of Honor recipient has dropped a lawsuit against his former employer in which he accused the defense contractor of ruining his ...

Obama Takes Position On Medal Of Honor Winner Controversy

AP | DYLAN LOVAN | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — President Barack Obama is standing by his award of the Medal of Honor to a Marine in the Afghanistan war despite a published r...

Welcome Home

Alex Cornell du Houx | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Alex Cornell du Houx

The men and women of our military have, with skill and bravery, brought Iraq back from the brink. Today, they can all be proud of what they've accomplished and overjoyed to be coming home.

Marines Promoted Inflated Story For Medal Of Honor Winner

McClatchy Newspapers | Jonathan S. Landay | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Dakota Meyer standing at attention in his dress uniform, sweat glistening on his forehead under the television lights, President Ba...

Marines Accidentally Sent Ornaments To 1,150 Deceased Soldiers

AP | By ROBERT BURNS | Posted 12.14.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- The Marine Corps on Tuesday apologized for mistakenly mailing Purple Heart Christmas tree ornaments to about 1,150 deceased Marines and ...