Marines News

Sales of McMaster's 'Dereliction of Duty' soar after presidential appointment

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 17 min ago
The new National Security adviser and former Fort Benning commander has seen sales of his 20-year-old book questioning the political leadership during the Vietnam War skyrocket since he was assigned to his new post on Monday.

FBI investigating death of infant son of Schofield Barracks soldier

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 21 min ago
Army spokesman Master Sgt. Mark St. Clair said the baby was transported to Tripler Army Medical Center on Jan. 29 in medical distress. He was subsequently taken off life support and was pronounced dead at 12:20 p.m. on Feb. 1.

3 Indian soldiers, Kashmir woman killed during rebel attack

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 51 min ago
Three Indian soldiers and a woman were killed after rebels ambushed soldiers in the disputed region of Kashmir, police said on Thursday.

Fate of ex-Fort Carson soldier accused in deadly marijuana theft in jury's hands

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 22:46
Michael Durante is one of two former Fort Carson soldiers accused of murdering a man during a botched robbery in Colorado Springs last year.

North Korea denies it was behind killing at Malaysia airport

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 20:38
North Korea says a Malaysian investigation into the death of one of its nationals is full of "holes and contradictions" amid speculation that its agents masterminded the assassination of leader Kim Jong Un's half brother.

Guantanamo Bay ‘serves a very, very healthy purpose,’ White House says

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 20:16
White House spokesman Sean Spicer dodged a question on whether the Trump administration would send U.S. citizens to Guantanamo but says the president “believes that Guantanamo Bay does serve a very, very healthy purpose in our national security.”

Away from Iraq's front lines, the Islamic State is creeping back in

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 19:35
The Islamic State is nearing defeat on the battlefield, but away from the front lines its members are seeping back into areas the group once controlled, taking advantage of rampant corruption in Iraq's security forces and institutions.

Women and movies: Some progress for an industry still woefully in need of it

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 19:32
If, as expected, “La La Land” wins the Oscar on Sunday, it would be the first best-picture winner since Clint Eastwood’s “Million Dollar Baby” to feature a woman nominated for lead actress. Let that rattle around your brain a minute.

Trump administration rolls back protections for transgender students

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 18:56
The decision drew immediate condemnation from advocates, who accused President Donald Trump of violating past promises to support gay and transgender protections.

Mexico to Trump: We won’t take your unwanted immigrants

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 18:52
Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray vowed that Mexico will not accept the Trump’s administration “unilateral” directives that would send thousands of migrants to Mexico, regardless of their country of origin.

Republicans who won after rowdy town halls now avoiding them

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 18:46
Just like the tea party sympathizers who vented against Democrats and President Barack Obama, the new left and left-leaning protesters are taking out their ire on Republicans and their links to President Donald Trump.

House speaker gets firsthand look at US-Mexico border

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 17:29
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan visited the Rio Grande valley on Wednesday for a firsthand look at the U.S.-Mexico border as the Trump administration steps up immigration enforcement and prepares to ask Congress to pay for a border wall.

Convicted Afghan 'kill team' leader will get new day in court at Fort Leavenworth

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 16:57
Five years after his conviction for masterminding the murders of three Afghan civilians in 2010, former Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs will get another chance to prove his innocence when he returns to a military courtroom in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., next Tuesday.

McCain makes secret trip to Syria to meet with US troops

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 16:43
A spokeswoman for Sen. John McCain says he traveled to northern Syria last week to discuss with the U.S. forces stationed there plans for defeating the Islamic State extremist group and pushing the militants out of their self-declared caliphate in Raqqa.

Contracts For Feb. 22, 2017

DoD Contract Announcements - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 16:00
CONTRACTS AIR FORCE General Dynamics - Mission Systems, Scottsdale, Arizona (FA8307-17-D-0006);

Air Force: Full costs on Air Force One not yet known

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 15:41
Despite President Donald Trump’s claim that the cost of Air Force One has been cut by $1 billion, the Air Force said Wednesday that the price tag for the program has yet to be determined.

Remnants of pipeline protest camp go up in flames

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 15:23
Some of the last remnants of the Dakota Access pipeline protest camp went up in flames Wednesday as opponents of the project set fire to makeshift wooden housing as part of a leaving ceremony ahead of a government deadline to get off the federal land.

Airman gets life sentence for killing of pregnant fiancee

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 15:09
An airman stationed at an Air Force base in Georgia has been sentenced to life in prison for the slaying of his pregnant fiancee.

Tillerson, Kelly head to Mexico amid deep strains in bilateral ties

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 14:51
Two top officials from President Donald Trump's administration are heading to Mexico for talks with President Enrique Peña Nieto and his cabinet primarily aimed at cooling tensions that threaten to derail trade and other agreements on counterterrorism efforts, drug trafficking and immigration.

As China ups heat on N. Korea, US faces questions

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 14:29
China's surprising suspension of North Korean coal imports puts pressure not only on Pyongyang, but also on President Donald Trump. The question for him: Should the U.S. respond with new North Korea negotiations?