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Marines Thinking About Switching to a New Unisex Hat
The Marine Corps is contemplating a uniform change that would create a unisex service cap. The Marines are also exploring whether to have women use a slightly modified version of the hat used by male Marines instead of the distinctive “bucket cap” they now wear. ...
Two Marine Generals Asked to Retire for 2012 Attack in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON — In a rare move, the Commandant of the Marine Corps has recommended that two senior Marine generals retire because of their failure to adequately protect a large base in southern Afghanistan from a Taliban attack last September in which two Marines were killed...
Admiral Promises Review of Navy Facilities Security in 2 Weeks
Adm. Jonathan Greenert, the chief of US Naval Operations, promised a full review within two weeks of security at Navy facilities and to correct any deficiencies after the shootings at the Washington, D.C., Navy Yard that left 13 dead, including the gunman. Greenert made his remarks...
Pentagon Denies U.S. About to 'Invade' Egypt
ABC’s Jon Williams (@WilliamsJon) and Molly Hunter (@MollyMHunter) report: The Pentagon and U.S. Embassy in Cairo issued surprising denials today after reports in the Egyptian press said that a U.S. task force in the Red Sea was about to “invade Egypt.” Earlier this week, three...
Top Military Officers Resist Proposal to Take Sexual Assault Cases Out of Chain of Command
The nation's top military leaders have told Congress they have reservations about legislation that would remove commanders from the process of prosecuting sexual assault cases because, they say, it could ruin order and discipline in the ranks. It's a highly contentious issue: Recent high
The Note: Capitol Hill Confronts Another Washington Scandal
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TOP BRASS TO TESTIFY: Top U.S. military officials, including Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey and Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno, will appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee today to testify about the epidemic...
IRS, Obama Fundraisers, Immigration: Five Stories You'll Care About in Politics Next Week
A Look at Several Stories That Will Be in the Headlines in the Week to Come
Bulldog Pup Chesty Set to Be New Marine Mascot
The 9-week-old English bulldog set to become the new mascot for the U.S. Marine Corps has arrived at the Marine Barracks in Washington. Chesty arrived in the nation’s capital Thursday, at which point the young pup was unveiled to the world. Chesty is set to...
Criminal Charges for Marines in Taliban Urination Video
Two U.S. Marines have become the first to be criminally charged for allegedly urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters on camera. Staff Sergeants Joseph W. Chamblin and Edward W. Deptola are allegedly two of the four Marines shown in a video made in July 2011 in southern Afghanistan in which