Marines News

Pentagon: China could house fleet of fighters on 3 disputed South China Sea outposts

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 18:34
China will be able to house up to three fighter-jet regiments on three disputed islets it’s built up in the South China Sea, according to a Pentagon report released Tuesday.

Leaked NSA report highlights deep flaws in US elections

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 18:01
The U.S. elections system is a patchwork of more than 3,000 jurisdictions overseen by the states with nearly no federal oversight or standards. The attack sketched out in the NSA document appears designed specifically to cope with that sprawl.

Trump to nominate former Coast Guard vice commandant to lead TSA

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 17:42
David Pekoske is the former vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard most recently held leadership roles at PAE and the National Security Group at A-T Solutions.

Flynn turns over documents to panel probing Russia, Trump

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 16:40
Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the ranking Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, confirmed the panel had received documents from Flynn, but declined to characterize the material or say how many pages had been received.

EU to outline defense union plans amid doubts about US ties

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 15:11
Calls for stronger defense cooperation between European states have gained momentum as disagreements between President Donald Trump and the EU over trade, climate change and defense spending have strained the world’s closest political and economic alliance.

Contracts For June 6, 2017

DoD Contract Announcements - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 15:00
CONTRACTS NAVY General Dynamics – National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, California, is

Federal investigators blame pilots in wrong-airport landing

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 14:51
Federal authorities have blamed pilot error for a Delta Air Lines jet landing at Ellsworth Air Force Base instead of Rapid City Regional Airport last year, noting that the flight crew had been cautioned that the two airports are close and easy to confuse.

On D-Day, veterans gather at WWII Memorial

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 14:50
They served in some of the horrific battles of World War II. One was there for the Normandy Landing on June 6, 1944. Another participated in the Battle of Okinawa. On Tuesday, they were honored in their nation's capital for their sacrifices.

Coast Guard cutter Valiant seized $147M worth of cocaine during patrol

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 14:48
The Valiant’s crew seized five drug-laden vessels with almost 5 tons of cocaine during its deployment in the Eastern Pacific Ocean off Central and South America as part of a Joint Interagency Task Force South partnership.

Lawyer: Retired Navy officer expected to plead guilty in scandal probe

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 14:31
A retired U.S. Navy commander in Hawaii charged in a growing corruption scandal involving a Malaysian defense contractor was expected to plead guilty Tuesday to lying to investigators.

Defense Department Launches Retirement System Comparison Calculator

DoD News Releases - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 14:19
The Department of Defense officially launched the Blended Retirement System (BRS) comparison

Run honoring servicemen killed in Chattanooga attack to be held for second year

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 13:55
Officials said the event and the memorial it will help produce are intended to mark the tragedy in a tangible way and continue supporting the victims' families.

DoD Release of the Report on Military and Security Developments in China

DoD News Releases - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 13:30
The Department of Defense's annual report, "Military and Security Developments Involving the

Army blames pilot error for 2015 helicopter crash in Colorado

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 13:08
The Army blames pilot error for the 2015 crash of a Black Hawk helicopter in Colorado that injured four crew members and destroyed the aircraft.

Minister: Canada will build up its military as the US pulls back from world stage

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 13:04
Echoing complaints made recently by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Chrystia Freeland told Canada's House of Commons that Washington has decided to forfeit its position of leadership on many issues, forcing Canada to invest in its own armed forces to defend liberal democracy.

Adnan Khashoggi, Saudi arms merchant and world-class playboy, dies

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:59
Adnan Khashoggi, a Saudi middleman-for-hire who amassed huge wealth and influence peddling everything from American weapons to favors for Riyadh's rulers and CIA spymasters, only to see his fortunes collapse amid the Iran-contra affair and other scandals, died on June 6 at a hospital in London. He was 81, by most accounts.

New National WWII Museum exhibit looks at fight on homefront

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:55
A rusted fragment of the battleship USS Arizona sunk at Pearl Harbor, a woman's munitions plant uniform and ration books all tell the complex story of life on the homefront in a new exhibit at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

Afghan peace conference opens in Kabul, days after city's deadliest attack in years

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:51
As officials from around the world gathered in Kabul for a peace conference, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said that far more people were killed in last week's massive truck-bomb explosion than initially reported - more than 150, making it the deadliest attack in the capital in years.

US strikes pro-Syrian government forces moving too close to Tanf training base

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:45
United States warplanes attacked fighters backing the Syrian government as they moved too close to a small base where American troops train anti-Islamic State fighters, Pentagon officials said Tuesday.

Trump's spending plan targets cities' anti-terrorism funding

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:41
Cities are pushing back on the possibility of losing millions of dollars in U.S. anti-terrorism grants under President Donald Trump's spending plan — the third straight White House that has moved to cut the funding.