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Mar 21, 2012 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Washington Examiner: The Marine Corps Times previews its cover story about anti-Obama Marines at their 'Battle Rattle' blog. According to the article, of the 792 active-duty troops and mobilized reservists who responded to this year's Military Times Poll, 44 percent said that they disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job as commander in chief. The article ...

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Mar 21, 2012 Comments Off Angelia

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Mar 21, 2012 Comments Off Angelia

Marines worked in support of an Afghan led operation to clear Sistani, a populated area in northwest Marjah. The police searched compounds for weapons caches and any other evidence of insurgent activity in the area.

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Mar 21, 2012 4 Comments ›› Angelia

Humorous but insightful look at what our Veterans want you to know.

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Mar 21, 2012 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

WashingtonTimes A recent Army health report draws an alarming profile of a fighting force more prone to inexcusable violence amid an “epidemic” of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the mental breakdown attracting speculation as a factor in a massacre of Afghan civilians this month. Based on an exhaustive study of nearly 500,000 soldiers, reservists and veterans, ...

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Mar 20, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Los Angeles Times: REPORTING FROM WASHINGTON -- Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales initially asserted that he had shot several Afghan men outside a U.S. combat outpost in southern Afghanistan on March 11 and did not mention that a dozen women and children were among the dead, according to a senior U.S. official briefed on the case. "He ...

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Mar 20, 2012 Comments Off Angelia

Today marks the 9th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. Please take a moment to remember those that made the ultimate sacrifice, the Veterans and those that are still downrange.

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Mar 19, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Cully Stimson, a former JAG officer explains how the military's case against Staff Sergeant Robert Bales will proceed and how any claim of post traumatic stress disorder could work into his defense.

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Mar 19, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Guardsman Dave Watson of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards, aged 25 and from Preston, lost both of his legs and his right arm following an explosion in Afghanistan but will now be carrying the Olympic torch.

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Mar 19, 2012 2 Comments ›› Angelia

Marines and sailors with 1st LAR and India Co., 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, conducted clearing and disrupting operations in and around the villages of Sre Kala and Paygel during Operation Highland Thunder. Marines with 1st LAR led the operation on foot, sweeping for enemy weapons and drug caches through 324 square kilometers of rough, ...

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Mar 19, 2012 6 Comments ›› Angelia

This is a weapon held exclusively by the Israeli Army. It is best described as a hand-held, shoulder launched missile. Oh, and it deploys phosphorous that explodes on contact.

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Mar 19, 2012 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Go get 'em Allen. At least someone is not only willing, but able to.

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Mar 19, 2012 4 Comments ›› Angelia

ZeeNews: London: Two of Osama's widows were involved in a vicious catfight in a Pakistani prison over the youngest wife's suspicion that the eldest had betrayed the slain al-Qaeda leader, a media report said on Thursday. The brawl took place as Khairiah Saber, Osama Bin Laden's eldest wife branded her younger rival Amal Ahmed al-Sadah, a ...

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Mar 16, 2012 32 Comments ›› Angelia

Aug. 23, 2011: Staff Sgt. Robert Bales is seen in this image from a military newsletter meeting with local Afghan civilians during a patrol in the village of Jahel Dar Lab-e at the National Training Center. Fox News: U.S. military sources tell Fox News the American soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians last weekend is Staff ...

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Mar 15, 2012 6 Comments ›› Angelia

Swiss Info: Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai called for NATO troops to leave Afghan villages and confine themselves to major bases after the slaughter of 16 civilians by a U.S. soldier, underscoring fury over the massacre and clouding U.S. exit plans. In a near-simultaneous announcement, the Afghan Taliban said it was suspending nascent peace talks with the United ...

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Mar 14, 2012 4 Comments ›› Angelia

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Mar 13, 2012 Comments Off Angelia

Reuters: Suspected insurgents opened fire on Tuesday on senior Afghan investigators of the massacre of 16 civilians by a lone U.S. soldier, Afghan officials said, just hours after the Taliban threatened to behead American troops to avenge the killings. The gunmen shot from long range at two of President Hamid Karzai's brothers, Shah Wali Karzai and ...

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Mar 13, 2012 4 Comments ›› Angelia

Dvidshub: LANCASTER, Calif. — Lance Cpl. Joshua Escandon was going to lunch with his wife, Feb. 26, in Lancaster, Calif., when his Marine instincts kicked-in because he heard the cries of a woman screaming for help from afar. Escandon stepped out of his car and immediately knew something was not quite right. He scanned his surroundings ...

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Mar 13, 2012 2 Comments ›› Angelia

Happy K9 Veteran's Day! March 13, 1942 is the official birthday of the United States K9 Corps. They served to save, and they deserve to be remembered.

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Mar 13, 2012 2 Comments ›› Angelia

As much as it pains me, I must give the devil his due... Obama is right about this. Yahoo News: This Friday will mark the 44th anniversary of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, when an American platoon killed some 300 Vietnamese civilians, including children. And with the anniversary date rapidly approaching, the recent mass killing ...

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Mar 12, 2012 79 Comments ›› Angelia

FoxNews: The Army staff sergeant being detained in Afghanistan for allegedly killing 16 civilians Sunday, most of them children, likely will stand trial in the U.S., military sources told Fox News -- and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said he could face the death penalty. The suspect, whose name has not yet been released, is described to Fox ...

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Mar 12, 2012 1 Comment ›› Angelia

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Mar 9, 2012 36 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Marine Sgt. Gary Stein SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marine Sgt. Gary Stein first started a Facebook page called Armed Forces Tea Party Patriots to encourage service members to exercise their free speech rights. Then he declared that he wouldn't follow orders from the commander in chief, President Barack Obama. While Stein softened his statement to say he ...

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Mar 8, 2012 19 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

WASHINGTON (AP) — They’ve long been known as devil dogs, leathernecks and “the first to fight.” But U.S. Marines, with their self-described expertise in “killing people and breaking things,” now want to promote their kinder side as well. A new Marine Corps advertising campaign starting this weekend takes its cue from research showing today’s recruit-age generation ...

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Mar 8, 2012 14 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

(Austin) - The Pentagon is engaging in damage control after shocking testimony yesterday by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta at a Senate Armed Services Committee congressional hearing during which it was confirmed that the U.S. government is now completely beholden to international power structures and that the legislative branch is a worthless relic. Panetta’s assertion that he ...

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