Marines News

What Obama did, didn't do and couldn't do in response to Russian interference

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:42
Russian's efforts began in earnest in 2014. By the summer of 2015, hackers believed to be tied to Kremlin intelligence agencies accessed the computer network of the Democratic National Committee. They had access to emails and messages from the party for months, building a cache of documents that would eventually be published by WikiLeaks in July 2016.

2 French soldiers killed in Mali by explosive device

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:27
Two members of a French counter-terrorism force in Mali were killed on Wednesday when their armored vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in a border region with Niger, authorities said.

Get ready for the era of hypersonic flight – at 5 times the speed of sound

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:23
The sleek aircraft, really more rocket than plane, dropped from the wing of a B-52 before shooting through the sky. The unmanned X-51A hit Mach 4.8 with help from a solid rocket booster. The the aircraft jettisoned the booster and its scramjet engine took over, sucking in highly-compressed air to propel the vehicle to a hypersonic speed of about 3,400 mph, or Mach 5.1.

US lawmakers say it's time to restore staff at Cuba embassy

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:03
U.S. lawmakers on a visit to Cuba are urging the State Department to restore embassy staff pulled from the country last year in response to mysterious ailments among diplomats and their families.

Athletes, fans embrace flags as symbols of pride

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:02
Flags play an integral role at the Winter Olympics as symbols of national pride.

Marine veteran served 2 tours in Vietnam

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:31
The day Ronnie Westberry arrived in Vietnam, his unit had just been attacked, and he helped load wounded and dead Marines in helicopters. "We did that for hours, chopper after chopper after chopper, realizing that could be me," he said. "I knew what fear was. I was scared."

A man claimed his wife had been lost at sea, but now he is accused of killing her

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:25
Lewis Bennett is accused of killing his wife Isabella Hellman, of concocting a fake boating accident to make it all appear to be a tragic accident. The murder charges were filed the same day he was sentenced for stealing collectible coins, which the Coast Guard found on his life raft following his rescue.

Europe's sanctions-blocking threats are empty

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:12
With their access to the U.S. financial system hanging in the balance, European banks know that the EU must satisfy U.S. President Donald Trump's demands to fix the Iran nuclear deal or be prepared to fully comply when U.S. sanctions return.

Millions needed to beef up Hawaii's emergency preparedness, report says

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:01
Hawaii residents shouldn't expect the state to resume ballistic missile alert testing anytime soon, but the beleaguered Hawaii Emergency Management Agency is immediately seeking to hire a new leader and procure millions from the state Legislature to shore up its disaster-response capabilities.

Some drama, but little surprises as tourneys open

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:46
Wiesbaden and Stuttgart move on to finals, with Ramstein and Kaiserslautern close behind and Black Forest and Rota look strong.

Top Democrats seeking $300 million for FBI to fight foreign election interference

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:38
Top Democrats are calling on Congress to give the FBI $300 million to fight potential foreign interference in this year's midterm elections, a request that comes just days after the Justice Department indicted Russians for meddling in the 2016 presidential contest.

Vicenza base survey cites family employment woes as most pressing social problems

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:28
“Work-life” imbalance drew the second-most responses by nearly 51 percent, followed closely by financial issues.

US women win bronze in long-track speedskating

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:12
The Americans had reason to celebrate Wednesday. They finally won a long-track speedskating medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics, ending a U.S. drought for the women dating to the 2002 Salt Lake City Games.

Peter Wang, with hero's medal and posthumous West Point acceptance, is laid to rest

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:59
Inside the funeral home, it was standing room only. The walls were lined with flower wreaths, and Peter's coffin was flanked on both sides by his uniformed JROTC peers. The ceremony ended with another of his JROTC classmates, a girl with her curly dark hair in a ponytail, singing "Amazing Grace."

Explosion at bank in northern Myanmar kills 2, wounds 21

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:57
A bomb exploded Wednesday in a bank in the northern city of Lashio, a region where there is fighting between the government and ethnic minority guerrillas, killing two people and injuring 21 others, Myanmar authorities said.

Review: 'Game Night' needed to take more risk with comedy

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:57
There’s no question the undisputed winner in the new comedy “Game Night” is the generally dependable Rachel McAdams. The infectious energetic and unfiltered exuberance she brings to the role of the super competitive Annie - one of a group of best friends who get together on a regular basis to play parlor and board games - turns what was little more than an extended episode of a television comedy series into more of a winning effort.

Movies on base through Feb. 28

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:54
Times and dates for theaters in Belgium, England, Germany, Greece, Italy, Turkey and the Netherlands.

Fort Bragg troops urged to seek help as Herschel Walker shares his own struggles

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:43
Near the end of his 15-year professional football career, Herschel Walker was driving down a Texas highway with a gun at his side. He was hearing voices in his head. He believed he was going to kill a man.

Kentucky National Guard unit deploying with 101st Airborne

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:38
A Kentucky National Guard unit is deploying with the 101st Airborne to Afghanistan for a yearlong tour. It will be the first deployment the new guard unit, which is one of 13 that have formed across the country and are associated with active-duty Army commands.

Erdogan says Turkey is developing unmanned tanks

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:28
Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the plan Wednesday during a speech delivered at a conference on Turkey's five-year development plan.