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U.S. transport ship with hundreds of Marines on board deployed to the Mediterranean

The US Navy has deployed an amphibious transport ship to the Mediterranean, where five destroyers are already in place for possible missile strikes on Syria, a defense official said on Sunday. The USS San Antonio, with several helicopters and hundreds of Marines on board, is “on station in the Eastern…

Marine who urinated on dead Taliban fighters in 2011 receives reduced rank as punishment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Marine sergeant who was videotaped urinating on dead Taliban insurgents, an incident that stoked ire last year toward U.S. forces in Afghanistan, has been reduced to the rank of corporal after pleading guilty, the Marine Corps said on Thursday. Sergeant Robert Richards was the last of…

Marine snipers posed with Nazi SS symbol in Afghanistan

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – The commander of a group of U.S. Marines who were photographed in Afghanistan with what looks like a Nazi SS flag concluded they were acting out of ignorance rather than bigotry and decided not to punish them, a Marine Corps spokesman said on Thursday. Outrage over…

U.S. to move 4,700 Marines from Japan to Guam: reports

TOKYO — Tokyo and Washington have agreed to move 4,700 Marines from the Japanese island of Okinawa to Guam in a bid to revive a stalled plan for the realignment of US forces in Japan, according to reports. The two countries in 2006 agreed to the transfer of around 8,000…

Perry: ‘Over the top’ to give urinating marines ‘criminal’ charges

While many have directed anger towards the four U.S. marines urinating on dead Taliban soldiers, Rick Perry seemed to place his frustration on the issue more towards the White House. On CNN’s State of the Union Sunday morning, the Texas governor was asked his thoughts about the controversial video. Although…

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