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  • **FILE** U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos (Associated Press)

    Amos: Afghan troops taking charge in Helmand

    Afghan troops in Helmand province have taken charge of planning and conducting operations against insurgents, the commandant of the Marine Corps said Thursday.Afghan troops in Helmand province have taken charge of planning and conducting operations against insurgents, the commandant of the Marine Corps said Thursday.


  • **FILE** U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos (Associated Press)

    Amos: Budget cuts threaten Marines' 'survivability'

    By the end of this year, more than half of the Marine Corps' units will be below "minimal acceptable levels of readiness for deployment to combat" as a result of military spending limits currently in place, Marine Commandant Gen. James Amos said Tuesday.


  • **FILE ** U.S. Marines

    Marines testing women in combat jobs

    There may be some anxiety among male Marines as female officers work their way into infantry and other combat jobs that historically have been open only to men, the Marine Corps commandant said this week.


  • Illustration Sitting Duck by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    NORTH: Obama's bitter harvest in Afghanistan

    In December 2009, our commander in chief went to West Point and proclaimed that he would withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by 2014. Since then, he has proudly emphasized, "We are on a course to end this war responsibly."


  • **FILE** Afghan National Army Lt. Col. Abdul Wakil Warzajy (left), battalion commander, gives orders to soldiers of the First Battalion before they set out on a search and capture mission towards the village of Noor Khiel village, Logar province, eastern Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

    Afghan attacks on allies alarm departing nations

    Western nations preparing to withdraw from combat in Afghanistan increasingly are alarmed by Afghan security forces turning their weapons on allied troops, attacks that the Taliban claim as proof of their sway over local troops.


  • Afghan Police officers inspect the scene after a bomb explosion in the city of Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. At least five civilians were injured as a bomb targeting a government employees' bus went off Monday morning, a police source said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    General reassures Marines after Afghan attacks

    The Marine Corps' top officer is trying to soothe the rattled nerves of his troops in Afghanistan, who saw six of their comrades gunned down by Afghan security forces Friday.


  • SGT. SHAFT: Veteran wants back pay to cover daughter's college tuition

    Dear. Sgt. Shaft: I am writing you to ask for assistance in helping me in time of need.


  • **FILE** Gen. James F. Amos is commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. (Associated Press)

    Three months on, 'don't ask' repeal gets mixed review

    Three months after President Obama lifted the ban on homosexuals serving openly in the military, Pentagon officials say heterosexual troops are adjusting well to the new policy. Critics, however, say they are just following orders, and a recent survey showed many troops reporting a rise in tension.


  • Marine Gen. James Amos visits Combat Outpost Geronimo in southern Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Robert Burns)

    U.S. Marines to wind down Afghan combat in 2012

    U.S. Marines will march out of Afghanistan by the thousands next year, winding down combat in the Taliban heartland and testing the U.S. view that Afghan forces are capable of leading the fight against a battered but not yet beaten insurgency in the country's southwestern reaches, senior U.S. military officers say.


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