Marines ID Gunman, 2 Victims in Va. Base Shooting

ShareThis Marines ID Gunman, 2 Victims in Va. Base Shooting –Military officials have not released a motive for the shooting. 24 Mar 2013 A Marine who shot two of his colleagues to death and then killed himself was a tactics instructor at a school that tests Marines who want to become officers, military officials said […]

2 Marines to Be Dismissed for Lying About Haditha Killings

ShareThis 2 Marines to Be Dismissed for Lying About Haditha Killings 20 Apr 2012 The Navy on Thursday initiated dismissal proceedings against two Marines from a squad that killed 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians in 2005, saying they lied to military investigators after the massacre. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus made the decision, and Sgt. Sanick Dela […]

El ministro de defensa de EE.UU. ordena desarmar a los marines previo su visita a Afganistán

(o, El síndrome “Desafio Total” O “Blade Runner” entre los “replicantes” de las FF.AA. de EE.UU.) El Secretario (ministro) de Defensa de EE.UU., Leon Panetta, ordenó que un contingente de marines en Afganistán fueran desarmados antes de reunir con ellos en su base. Es normal y común que los marines reciben visitas sorpresas por el […]

7 Marines killed in helicopter collision in Arizona

ShareThis 7 Marines killed in helicopter collision in Arizona 23 Feb 2012 Two military helicopters collided over the California desert during nighttime training exercises, killing seven Marines in the latest of several similar accidents in the region. The service members with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing were based at Camp Pendleton north of San Diego, […]

US Marines grilled over abuse video

ShareThis US Marines grilled over abuse video 14 Jan 2012 US investigators have identified the four Marines seen urinating on Afghan corpses in an inflammatory video and expect to bring charges against them soon, a senior military official told FOX News Channel today. The online video showed the US troops urinating on three bloodied corpses, […]

US Marines identify Afghanistan ‘urination’ troops

ShareThis US Marines identify Afghanistan ‘urination’ troops 13 Jan 2012 At least two of four US Marines shown in a video appearing to urinate on Taliban corpses have been identified, a Marine Corps official has told the BBC. The video, which was posted online, purports to show the Marines standing over the bodies of several […]

Marines Want iPads to Control Robo-Copter Brains

Wired January 9, 2012 It’s been less than a month since the Marines flew their first robotic supply helicopter on its debut combat mission in Afghanistan. Already, the amphibious combat branch is working on the next generation of pilotless cargo copter — one that’s an order of magnitude more sophisticated, and can be controlled by an iPad or other […]

Marines’ Robot Cargo-Copter Takes Flight in Afghanistan

By David Axe, Wired.com Pakistan is still blockading NATO war supplies passing through the port of Karachi in response to last month’s killing of 24 Pakistani soldiers by an alliance air strike. But inside Afghanistan, supply lines are about to get a lot safer for NATO’s logisticians. On Saturday, the Marine Corps flew history’s very […]

US Marines to be based in Darwin: reports

ShareThis US Marines to be based in Darwin: reports 11 Nov 2011 A defence analyst says a permanent US military presence in Darwin could pose a significant risk to Asia’s peace and security. Reports in the Fairfax press this morning say US president Barack Obama will use next week’s visit to Australia to announce that […]

Former Marine’s injury spurs vets to join Occupy movement

ShareThis Former Marine’s injury spurs vets to join Occupy movement 01 Nov 2011 Spurred by an injury to one of their own, military veterans are mobilizing to increase their presence and profile in the Occupy Wall Street movement. Wednesday on Wall Street, the New York City chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War and dozens […]