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Lt. Col. Oliver North, a retired Marine, author, columnist and host of the award-winning documentary series "War Stories" on the Fox News Channel, was once called by President Reagan "an American hero." He has the credentials to prove it.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The Army stepped to the fore last month, winning one of the armed forces' most coveted commands after having seen Marine Corps generals selected in recent years to head operations in the Middle East, Afghanistan and Europe.
A former U.S. Marine who saw combat in both Iraq and Afghanistan was scheduled Friday for release from a prison in Mexico where he has been held without action since August on a questionable gun charge, according to an aide with the Mexican embassy.
I was 17. We were in the last weeks of Marine boot camp at Parris Island, S.C. Our platoon was drilling, marching ramrod straight, shoulders back, heels crashing into the parade-ground crushed rock, our drill instructor calling the cadence in that hard nasal singsong. Suddenly he gave us a halt, a right face and a parade rest.