Marines News

Collins' opposition essentially kills GOP health care drive

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 14:58
The Republican drive to tear down President Barack Obama's health care law was flickering out Monday as a decisive handful of GOP senators remained opposed to the last-gasp bill. Changes aimed at galvanizing GOP support produced no apparent additional votes as time was running out for the White House and party leaders.

N. Korean diplomat: US warplanes can be shot down after Trump tweet 'declared war'

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 14:51
North Korea's top diplomat said Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump's weekend tweet was a "declaration of war" and North Korea has the right to retaliate by shooting down U.S. bombers, even in international airspace.

Ex-Congressman Weiner gets 21 months in prison for sexting

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 14:25
Anthony Weiner's sexting compulsion cost him his seat in Congress, his shot at becoming New York mayor and his marriage, and may have even denied Hillary Clinton the presidency. On Monday, it cost him his freedom.

McCain's moment: Ailing senator plays spoiler again for GOP

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 14:08
U.S. Sen. John McCain has privately bristled at his return to Washington being covered like a melodrama, and his friends have steadfastly tried to avoid treating him like a man nearing the end of his life.

Ready Relief

Photos - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 13:48

United States Marine Corps Official Page posted a photo:

Ready Relief

Marines from Marine Aerial Refuel Transport Squadron 234, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, MARFORRES, fly a KC-130J to the Florida Keys, September 14, 2017. The Marines brought supplies to aid in Hurricane Irma relief efforts.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Niles Lee)

Trump imposes political correctness on NFL

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 13:12
In calling on NFL owners and fans to punish athletes who engage in political protests, President Donald Trump has become a Super Bowl champion of something he purports to oppose: political correctness.

More buildings, perhaps lives at risk following Mexico quake

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 12:42
As many as 360 buildings and homes are in danger of collapse or with major damage in Mexico City nearly a week after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake completely collapsed 38 structures.

US says it's not pushing for regime change in North Korea

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 12:24
The Trump administration clarified Monday that it's not seeking to overthrow North Korea's government after the president tweeted that Kim Jong Un "won't be around much longer" and Pyongyang interpreted it as a declaration of war.

Military conducting multiple operations to help Hurricane Maria-struck Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:11
The Defense Department has dispatched about 2,600 troops to aid Hurricane Maria victims in the U.S. Virgin Islands and in Puerto Rico, where access to power and communications remained severely limited five days after the Category 4 storm struck the U.S. territory.

Contractors accuse Iraq of shake downs to force tax payments

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 10:39
American military contractors operating in Iraq are accusing Baghdad of employing strong-arm tactics to make them pay exorbitant income taxes, a practice they've warned the Trump administration is hampering the fight against Islamic State extremists.

Massive defense bill awaits funding fight in Congress

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 10:31
A push for the largest defense spending plan in several years has overcome a series of congressional hurdles this year, including approval on the Senate floor this past week. But the National Defense Authorization Act must survive some obstacles before it can be enacted.

US-backed forces say Russia attacked them in eastern Syria

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 10:00
U.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria say Russia bombed their positions on Monday in a major natural gas field they recently captured from Islamic State militants.

What an Air Force Academy experiment teaches us about how to help all students shine

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 09:32
Lotteries are a fair way to choose squadrons, but their random nature has an added benefit for social scientists: It creates a near-perfect experiment for testing how students' peers affect their performance — a question nearly every parent, teacher and student has pondered.

The Marines have their first female infantry officer

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 09:30
The first female Marine to complete the Corps' famously grueling Infantry Officer Course graduated Monday and will soon take responsibility for a platoon as the service’s first-ever female infantry officer, the Marines announced.

Father and son flew the same F-111s — 20 years apart

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 09:20
Andy Dunnam said when he joined the Air Force, he started comparing his flight logs with his father's and noticed that three of the planes they both flew had the same tail numbers.

4 men on trial in Germany accused of killings in Syria

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 09:11
Four asylum-seekers have gone on trial in Germany accused of executing 36 members of Syrian security forces while they were members of the Nusra Front extremist group.

The Syrian war is far from over, but the endgame is already playing out

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 09:07
Six years after the eruption of the armed rebellion aimed at toppling President Bashar Assad, the Syrian war is limping toward a conclusion — one that leaves many questions unanswered and many battles still to be fought, but a resolution of sorts nonetheless.

Trump must avoid Carter’s timidity on threats

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 09:02
No one wants what may be necessary. But eliminating this menace might be the only way out of the “valley of the shadow.”

Army looks for new ways to address misbehaving generals

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 08:46
Struggling with an embarrassing series of misconduct and behavior problems among senior officers, the Army is putting together new mental health, counseling and career management programs to shape stronger, more ethical leaders.

Man arrested near White House had at least nine firearms in vehicle, police said

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 08:19
A Florida man stopped for urinating near the White House on Sunday was arrested after authorities said they found at least nine firearms in the trunk of his car, according to a D.C. police report.