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By Brahma Chellaney
Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Marine Corps
The four Marines killed Wednesday while clearing unexploded ordnance at California's Camp Pendleton were bomb removal technicians. It is one of the few positions in which the Marine Corps allows team members to quit at any time.
More than two dozen former Marine Corps and Navy judge advocates are asking Congress to investigate the Corps' top officer for what they say is unlawful conduct in the Taliban urination cases.
The Marine Corps' war against an officer who has accused the commandant of wrongdoing intensified this week: Headquarters identified Maj. James Weirick as a potential Washington Navy Yard-type killer.
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.
Despite the deep budget sequester cuts that have tightened belts across the government, the Coast Guard is in a rush to empty its budget coffers — the annual fourth-quarter push for federal agencies to spend all of their money or risk smaller budgets the next year.
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 Marine Corps sniper who was caught on video urinating on dead Taliban militants' bodies while serving a tour in Afghanistan pleaded guilty at his court-martial hearing, and was reduced in rank late Wednesday.
A smaller Army and Marine Corps, consolidated combatant commands and a "decade-long modernization holiday" will befall the U.S. military if defense cuts known as sequestration remain in place, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday.
The military is looking at ways to modify its training for women to help them qualify for direct ground combat roles in the infantry, tanks and special operations.
Wanted: Asian-Americans. That's the new mantra of the Marine Corps as recruiters kicked off a campaign Wednesday to encourage more Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders to join.
The military services now have only a month until May 15 to submit plans for integrating women into all ranks, including in ground combat. The go-along-to-get-along generals and admirals essentially are trying to find a way to fit the women into places they don't belong.
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.
The Marine Corps' new on-duty standard for drinking alcohol is so strict that less than one drink at lunch would trigger a "positive" and get a warrior in hot water.