Marines News

Philippines: Malaysian financier believed killed in siege

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 21:18
The Philippine military chief says a Malaysian militant who helped lead and finance the siege in southern Marawi city has been killed in one of the setbacks to the uprising by locals aligned with the Islamic State group.

Border Patrol agent admits attempted drug smuggling

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:50
Agent Noe Lopez pleaded guilty in federal court in San Diego on Thursday to two drug-trafficking counts. He admitted to attempting to smuggle methamphetamine and cocaine while on duty in exchange for cash.

Qatar's neighbors issue steep list of demands to end crisis

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:50
A 13-point list demands that Qatar sever all ties with the Muslim Brotherhood and with other groups including Hezbollah, al-Qaida and the Islamic State group.

Remains of WWII soldier returned to Ohio after 74 years

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:33
Don Jakeway, a decorated World War II soldier with the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division, couldn't keep from choking up as he talked about Army Pvt. Eugene "Gene" Appleby.

Satellite images show China’s newest sub-hunting aircraft now deployed to South China Sea

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:34
Satellite images taken in May show that China’s newest submarine-hunting aircraft have been deployed to its southern province of Hainan on the South China Sea. The planes were photographed while on the ground at Lingshui Air Base, which is in the southeastern part of the island province.

Brexit: May offers hope for EU citizens, wins guarded praise

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 17:49
May laid out benchmarks for the rights of 3 million EU citizens living legally in Britain and how they should be shielded from excessive harm because of the divorce. She made it clear that Britain wants reciprocal measures for the 1.5 million British citizens living in the EU.

Armed services chairman to seek $640 billion in DOD spending

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 17:22
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee says he'll push to increase defense spending by $37 billion more than President Donald Trump proposed to pay for more troops and new weapons.

Army general demoted as sex scandals continue

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 16:55
Wayne Grigsby Jr., who also served as the commander of Fort Riley, Kansas, was reprimanded after investigators found that he had called and texted a female captain more than 850 times over 10 months and was spending time at her home.

Court: Sailors can sue in US over Japanese nuclear disaster

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:44
A federal appeals court says members of the U.S. Navy can pursue their lawsuit in a U.S. court alleging radiation exposure from Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Military: Canadian Special Ops sniper hit target from more than 2 miles away

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:39
A Canadian Special Operations sniper shot an ISIS fighter from nearly 2.2 miles away in Iraq, the Globe and Mail reported. Canadian Special Operations Command confirmed that one of its soldiers hit a human target from 3,540 meters away.

US airstrike kills al-Qaida commander, 2 others, in Yemen

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:37
The U.S. military says an American airstrike in Yemen has killed a top commander for the al-Qaida affiliate there and two of his associates.

UN says ISIS targets children to hold Mosul civilians hostage

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:22
Fighters for the Islamic State group are targeting children in Mosul to prevent civilians from fleeing the city as Iraqi forces push into the last stronghold held in Iraq by the militants there, the United Nations said Thursday.

Scientist gets time served for theft of military documents

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:18
A scientist who pleaded guilty to taking sensitive documents from a Connecticut military contractor to his native China has been sentenced to the 2 1/2 years in prison he has already served.

Report: Same Army lab in anthrax scare might have also lost small amount of sarin

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:05
The same Army laboratory that mishandled anthrax in 2015 leading to a nationwide scare might also have lost a small amount of the chemical sarin, the Pentagon’s inspector general has found.

Iraqis: ISIS blew up mosque in 'formal declaration of defeat'

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:03
With their control of Mosul slipping away, Islamic State militants decided to send a message of defiance: They blew up the 12th century al-Nuri Mosque, along with its famous leaning minaret.

Contracts For June 22, 2017

DoD Contract Announcements - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:00
CONTRACTS NAVY Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded a $203,073,701

Virginia man charged with giving secret documents to China

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:59
A Virginia man caught with $16,500 in cash in his carry-on luggage was charged Thursday with transmitting top-secret documents to an apparent Chinese agent.

Air Force to extend hazard pay for special operations personnel

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:46
The increased pay is part of an effort to retain airmen in critical fields. Airmen who are eligible could see up to an additional $615 a month in their pay.

Tale of 2 Princes: Trump, Saudi king rely on son, son-in-law

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:38
Half a world apart, in a theocratic monarchy and a democracy, a king and a president are relying on their thirty-something son and son-in-law to help consolidate power and push their policies.

Civics classes resume in renovated space at National Museum of American History

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:36
Closed for renovations since 2012, the second floor of the National Museum of American History's west wing will reopen Wednesday with a renewed purpose: to tell the story of American democracy and encourage people to participate.