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  • A Marine carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley, 21, of Oceanside, N.Y., Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Defense Department, Buckley, died Aug. 10 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

    Family of Marine killed in Afghanistan pushes back against cover-up

    The family of a Marine murdered in Afghanistan as he worked out in a gym is accusing the Corps of a cover-up by refusing to turn over documents that would show the dangerous environment inside Forward Operating Base Delhi.

  • Denise Esselstyn, center, mother of Kristy Huddleston, reacts after jurors reached a guilty verdict Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Medford, Ore. for Bourne Huddleston, 45, who was on trial for killing Kristy Huddleston, his wife, in 2012. The former Marine was also convicted of murder solicitation. Prosecutors said he tried to hire two other men to kill his wife before doing it himself. (AP Photo/Mail Tribune, Jamie Lusch)

    Retired Oregon Marine convicted of killing wife

    A retired Marine was convicted Wednesday of killing his wife after a jury rejected his testimony that she shot herself.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'You Are Not Forgotten'

    As Pentagon correspondent for The Boston Globe, Bryan Bender must have cringed when the news broke. The backdrop for the final third of his new book is Hawaii's Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC), responsible for conducting forensic pathology in some of the world's most forbidding terrain. But only weeks before publication, news outlets charged that JPAC's ceremonial repatriation of long-lost veteran remains was largely a sham designed to deceive a credulous public.

  • Two Marine Corps generals fired for failure to secure base in Afghanistan

    The Marine Corps' military chief fired two of the service's two-star generals for failing to secure a base in Afghanistan that was attacked by Taliban insurgents last year, an attack that resulted in two Marine deaths and the destruction of $200 million worth of aircraft.

  • Under a new policy, women in the Marine Corps are eligible for combat-related positions, such as scout sniper. The Pentagon formally announced Thursday that the 1994 Combat Exclusion Policy had been rescinded. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo)

    2 women take first steps to front line

    She won't head into ground combat as an infantry Marine anytime soon, but she is heading into the Corps' all-male infantry training school this March, the first of two to do so since the Pentagon last week lifted its ban on women in combat roles.

  • This image made on Jan. 12, 2012, from an undated video posted on the Internet by a YouTube user self-identified as "semperfiLoneVoice" shows men in U.S. Marine combat gear, standing in a semicircle over three bodies. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta branded as "utterly despicable" the video purporting to show four U.S. Marines urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters. (Associated Press)

    Marines punished for urinating on Taliban corpses

    After an eight-month investigation, three Marines were punished Monday for urinating on dead Taliban terrorists in a video that spread through the Internet in January.

  • APNewsBreak: Marine critical of Obama faces charge

    The Marine Corps on Wednesday notified a sergeant who has been openly critical of President Barack Obama that he is violating Pentagon policy barring troops from political activities and that he faces dismissal.

  • Marine says Corps wants him booted for Obama posts

    The Marine Corps on Wednesday notified a sergeant who has been openly critical of President Barack Obama that he is violating Pentagon policy barring troops from political activities and that he faces dismissal.

  • The transfer case containing the remains of Marine Lance Cpl. Edward J. Dycus, 22, of Greenville, Miss., sits Feb. 2, 2012, at the end of the loader ramp upon arrival at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Del. An Afghan soldier shot and killed Dycus at an outpost in southwestern Afghanistan in February in a previously undisclosed case of Afghan treachery, Marine officials said. (Associated Press)

    New case of Afghan killing Marine

    An Afghan soldier shot to death a 22-year-old Marine at an outpost in southwestern Afghanistan last month in a previously undisclosed case of apparent Afghan treachery that marked at least the seventh killing of an American military member by his supposed ally in the past six weeks, Marine officials said.

  • This advertising poster was distributed at Marine Corps recruiting stations as part of a new Corps television, Web and print advertising campaign launched in March 2012. (Associated Press/U.S. Marine Corps)

    New ads pitch Marine Corps' kinder, gentler side

    They've long been known as devil dogs, leathernecks and "the first to fight." But U.S. Marines, with their self-described expertise in "killing people and breaking things," now want to promote their kinder side as well.

  • ** FILE ** Marine Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich (left) arrives at court at Camp Pendleton, Calif., with lead defense lawyer Neal Puckett on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)

    Marine pleads guilty in killing of unarmed Iraqis

    A U.S. Marine accused of killing unarmed Iraqi women and children pleaded guilty to dereliction of duty on Monday, reaching a plea deal and ending the largest and longest-running criminal case against U.S. troops to emerge from the war in Iraq.

  • 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.

  • Marine Corps to tighten belt after defense cuts

    The commander of Marine Corps forces development said the corps is changing missions and weapons in response to anticipated defense spending cuts.

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