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Trump pick to head Homeland Security oversaw Guantánamo prison

President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to be secretary of the Department of Homeland Security is a retired Marine Corps general who clashed with reporters over what information could be released about … Click to Continue »

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Remembering Pearl Harbor today? Consider donating to highly-rated charities such as: Navy- Marine Corps Relief Society DAV Charitable Service Trust Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation Operation Homefront National World War II Museum Find more charities that support veterans and active duty servicemembers on our site.

Ammunition: Congress Demands Army and Marine Corps Standardize Rounds

The issue of ammunition standardization between the United States Army and the Marine Corps has come to a head: Congress has delivered an ultimatum in the final version of the FY 2017 National Defense Appropriations Act for the two services to kiss and make up. Show More Summary

Republicans court government shutdown to override law blocking Trump's defense nominee

Trump has formally nominated retired Marine Corps General James “Mad Dog” Mattis for Secretary of Defense, and Republicans have responded with their give-us-Mad Dog-or-give-us-shut down waiver.  It’s a one time exemption to the little idea that, in the United States, the military is supposed to stay under civilian control. Show More Summary

6th FA-18 fighter crashes

Mick sends us a link to Fox News which reports that for the 6th time this year an FA-18 jet has crashed 120 miles off the coast of Japan; A U.S. Marine Corps pilot ejected before his F/A-18 crashed near Iwakuni, Japan on Wednesday and search and rescue efforts were under way, the military announced. […]

John Kelly, Retired Marine General, Is Trump’s Choice to Lead Homeland Security

General Kelly had a 40-year career in the Marine Corps, and in 2010, his son was killed while leading a platoon in Afghanistan.

Spending Bill Draft Includes Path for Mattis Confirmation

House Republicans included a provision in the draft of a must-pass spending bill released Tuesday night that would fast-track consideration of a special waiver allowing retired Marine Corp General James Mattis to serve as the next secretary of defense in President-elect Donald Trump's administration.

U.S. Marine Corps Fighter Jet Goes Down Off The Coast Of Japan

10 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The Japanese Defense Ministry said that its military vessels and aircraft are aiding in a search and rescue effort for a U.S. Marine Corps pilot who ejected from a jet in southern Japan. Read more...

Trump formally introduces defense nominee James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Donald Trump appeared with retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis at a rally here Tuesday night, formally introducing him as one of the "most effective generals" in decades and his nominee to be the leader of the Department of Defense. "The American people are fortunate that a man of this character and […]

Yang Ming May Merge with Port

Taiwanese container carrier Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp should merge with state-owned port company Taiwan International Port Corp. (TIPC), report local media quoting a member of Taiwan's parliament. Legislator Chen Ou-po of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) proposed that Yang Ming…

Legal Win For Marine Who Used Classified Information In An Email Warning

yesterdayNews : The Two-Way

A federal judge has overturned a military panel's decision to force Major Jason Brezler out of the Corps for including classified information in an email to his fellow Marines.

Republicans threatening to shut down government to ram through Trump's defense secretary nomination

Campaign Action Donald Trump says he’ll nominate retired Marine Corps General James Mattis as his secretary of defense, but as we’ve explained previously, there’s a huge problem with this proposal: A 70-year-old federal law forbids anyone who has served on active duty in the armed forces in the last seven years from holding a senior defense post. Show More Summary

How California’s Devin Nunes helped James Mattis become Trump’s defense pick

President-elect Donald Trump needed a defense secretary, and Rep. Devin Nunes, a Republican from California, had an idea. Retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis would be good, Nunes recalled telling … Click to Continue »

Cargo Ship Crew Awarded for Heroism at Sea

Officers and crewmembers of the Crowley Maritime Corp.-managed cargo ship M/V Ocean Glory were recently honored with a 2016 Admiral of the Ocean Sea (AOTOS) Mariners’ Plaque for demonstrating heroism at sea during the United Seamen’s Service’s (USS) annual AOTOS awards ceremony in New York.

Top US Marine’s wish-list for Trump goes well beyond troop hikes

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. Marine Corps Commandant General Robert Neller, like much of the Pentagon top brass, is pretty happy about President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign pledge to rebuild America’s military after years of congressionally imposed spending caps. But ask Neller about Trump’s main...

George C. Marshall: Statesman, Not a Warrior

Paul R. Pillar U.S. Military, United States Useful perspective on issues surrounding the nomination of the retired Marine Corps general James Mattis to be secretary of defense, including the issue of civilian control of the military, can come from reflecting on the career of the one other general ever to be U.S. Show More Summary

The U.S. Marines New "Big Bullet" Can Kill the Enemy at Double the Range

Kris Osborn Security, The new weapon doubles the range of existing 120mm Mortar rounds and adds GPS precision guidance.  The Marine Corps and Raytheon are developing a new precision-guided 120mm explosive mortar round so that forward...Show More Summary

DARPA's tail-down drone set for vertical launch in 2018

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

DARPA's goal to develop a UAV that can launch from small-deck ships in the US Navy and Marine Corps fleets, for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, as well as targeting and strike missions, is a step closer to getting off the ground, according to Northrop Grumman's latest progress report on the Tern program. Show More Summary

Trump’s military-heavy cabinet prompts worries

President-elect Donald Trump talks to the media as he stands with retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday, Nov.… The post Trump’s military-heavy cabinet prompts worries appeared first on

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