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The top Marine Corps general said Wednesday that the deadly Beirut barracks bombing 30 years ago helped define the start of America's war against terrorists.
The "semper fidelis" devotion of John M. Dowd is a major reason he finds himself locked in battle against the highest levels of the Marine Corps, including the commandant, Gen. James F. Amos, whom he accuses of misconduct.
It was interesting to read the explanation for Gen. James F. Amos' frustration with the decision of Lt. Gen. Waldhauser not to "crush" the Marines ("Marine Corps drops Taliban urination desecration case; commandant saves face," Web, Sept. 7). Perhaps it was the same kind of frustration the Marines felt when the enemy had blown one of their comrades away and hung his leg from a tree.
The Marine Corps has suddenly dropped criminal charges against an officer in the infamous Taliban urination video case, heading off what promised to be an embarrassing pretrial hearing for the Corps’ commandant Wednesday.
Chesty, the English Bulldog mascot of the Marine Corps, will retire Wednesday at the Corps Barracks in Washington, D.C., after an illustrious career shaking paws and representing the Corps at community events and parades.
A military judge did something extraordinary last summer when he ordered the Marine Corps' top officer to submit sworn statements in a sexual assault case. The answers from the commandant, Gen. James F. Amos, have some in Marine legal circles wondering whether he told the full truth.
Military chiefs acknowledged Tuesday that more needs to be done to combat sexual assault within the ranks but insisted that commanders need to maintain the ability to discipline their troops, rather than giving that authority to an outside entity, as some lawmakers suggest.
He wears his uniform beautifully, and he's got undeniable charisma. That would be Pfc. Chesty XIV, a young English bulldog who made his first official appearance as a U.S. Marine when he received his eagle, globe and anchor emblems in a ceremony Monday at Marine Barracks in Southeast Washington.
The Marine Corps commandant took to YouTube to ask Marines and civilians to sacrifice under defense cuts known as sequestration and to conserve as much as they can.