Marines News

Hope dwindles for families of lost Argentina submarine crew

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:02
Argentine families of 44 crew members aboard a submarine that has been lost in the South Atlantic for seven days are growing increasingly distressed as experts say that the crew might be reaching a critical period of low oxygen Wednesday.

Pentagon reports spike in misbehavior, sex complaints against brass, senior civilians

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:53
The Pentagon Inspector General reported a 13% increase from fiscal year 2015 to 2017 in the number of complaints alleging misconduct among senior officials. Moreover, the IG found that investigators continued to substantiate allegations against senior officials, including sexual misconduct, at a steady rate.

UN court convicts Mladic of genocide over Bosnia's horrors

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:40
Defiant to the last, Ratko Mladic was ejected from a courtroom at the United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal after yelling at judges: "Everything you said is pure lies. Shame on you!" He was convicted of genocide and other crimes and sentenced to spend the rest of his life behind bars.

UN envoy for Syria urges opposition to unite before talks

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:37
The notoriously fragmented opposition is divided by visions of a future role for the incumbent Syrian President Bashar Assad, the length of a transitional period as well as the constitution that will see the country move toward elections.

Trump already built a wall. Her name is Sarah

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:33
When White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders asked the press corps Monday to preface their daily briefing questions with a statement of thankfulness, reporters obliged.

Tillerson is protected by his tight bond with Mattis

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:32
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may be a dead man walking, as many Washington analysts assume. Yet he’s still pursuing the same list of quiet but mostly correct diplomatic goals as when he took the job 10 months ago.

Queen Mary ghost tour gets new chilling effects

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:30
This month, the Queen Mary launched an overhauled ghost tour, adding spooky sound effects, ghostly apparitions and inanimate objects rolling and shifting of their own volition.

Marine general’s contempt conviction upheld in USS Cole legal dispute

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:21
The senior Pentagon official in charge of the war court, however, decided that Marine Brig. Gen. John Baker need not serve the remainder of a 21-day sentence of confinement or pay a $1,000 fine.

Ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn faces new scrutiny for ties to Turkey

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:15
It is a felony to fail to register as a foreign agent, and potentially a far more serious crime to agree to secretly act on another government’s behalf after being named to a senior post in the White House, or not to report a possible bribe.

Trump’s ‘soft on crime’ crack falls apart quickly

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:12
The criticism echoed long-running Republican talking points about Democrats. But some said that the attack rang particularly hollow.

A liberal at a Trump country Thanksgiving

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:10
Another Thanksgiving, another season of bracing for conversation with your favorite right-wing uncle. Or so the shopworn liberal trope would have it.

World War II vet to get Moroccan award he earned decades ago

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:08
A 90-year-old World War II veteran is finally getting the military decoration he earned fighting a large blaze in Morocco more than 70 years ago.

US declares 'ethnic cleansing' against Rohingya in Myanmar

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:04
The U.S. declared the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to be "ethnic cleansing," threatening penalties for military officials engaged in a brutal crackdown that has sent more than 600,000 refugees flooding over the border to Bangladesh.

Disneyland is adding 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' scenes to its Star Tours ride

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:01
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" doesn't open in theaters until Dec. 15, but Disneyland visitors who board a vehicle on the Star Tours attraction can get an early glimpse of scenes from the film.

Army looks to replace $6B battlefield network after finding it vulnerable to breach

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 09:44
The U.S. Army has concluded that its $6 billion battlefield communications system would likely be breached by Russia or China in the event of a big-power conflict, rendering it all but useless against sophisticated foes

South Korea’s Jeju Island gets first visit from US submarine

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 09:39
The USS Mississippi became the first American submarine to visit South Korea’s touristy Jeju Island with a port visit this week.

Garbage-collection halt at Okinawa bases could last up to 10 days

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 09:29
Trash collection at military housing areas on Okinawa is on hold while authorities sort out issues with a local refuse contractor.

Death toll from Iraq suicide attack rises to 36 people

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 08:51
Iraqi officials have increased the death toll from a suicide attack in a contested town claimed by Baghdad and the Kurdish region to 36 people, up from 32.

N. Korea criticizes US over designation as terror sponsor

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 08:33
North Korea on Wednesday called U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to relist it as a state sponsor of terrorism a "serious provocation" that justifies its development of nuclear weapons.