Camp Leatherneck News
Top Pentagon Aide Aimed to ‘Slow Roll’ Investigation Into Waste of Taxpayers’ Millions in Afghanistan , Report Alleges
A legal advisor to the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff attempted to "slow roll" an investigation into the waste of $36 million on a facility in Afghanistan that three generals said the military never needed, according to U.S. officials -- allegations to which the advisor says he takes
End of an Era in Afghanistan as US Marines Pull Out of Key Outpost
It’s a pullout 13 years in the making. U.S. Marines and the British Armed Forces have formally handed over control of one of the biggest military compounds in Afghanistan to Afghan security forces. With the handover, coalition troops are no longer responsible for the day-to-day operations at Camp
Defense Department Statement to ABC News Regarding SIGAR Reports
[In response to a request for comment on ABC News' recent report "Top 6 Ways to Burn Taxpayers' Millions in Afghanistan," the Department of Defense provided a lengthy defense of its military projects and reconstruction efforts, noting that failed projects are "vastly outweighed by the...
Top 6 Ways to Burn Taxpayers' Millions in Afghanistan
Stream of Inspector General Documents in 2013 Describe Projects Failed, Failing, Useless or Delayed
Taliban Attack Afghanistan US-British Base, Kill 2 US Marines ; Prince Harry Safe
Officials Say Taliban Fighters Attacked the Coalition Camp in Helmand Province
Prince Harry Heads to War in Afghanistan
Britain's Prince Harry is back on the front lines in the battle against terrorism in what will be a four-month deployment in Afghanistan. A newly released video shows the prince, or Capt. Wales, as he is known in the British army, arriving Friday in Afghanistan to take part in a top-secret mission
Rick Warren: 'God Hates War, but God Loves Every Soldier'
During an interview I conducted with Rick Warren for “This Week,” the evangelical pastor defended the use of military force, arguing that certain things are “worth dying for” and that the “Bible said God has authorized government to protect the citizenship.” TAPPER: Saddleback opened an outpost...
Marines , Afghans Disarmed Before Panetta Appearance
In a sign of possible frayed nerves in the military, U.S. Marines were asked to lay down their weapons today before entering a tent where Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was scheduled to speak. It happened in Helmand province, after Panetta had met with tribal elders in nearby villages, assuring
The Challenges in Marja
Our correspondent Miguel Marquez reports today from Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, about the coming battle for Marja, the Taliban stronghold in strife-torn Helmand province. Our polling there shows just how much a challenge it is. One key factor: The need for...
Marines Advertise Looming Offensive on Marja
Marines have been advertising their intent to go into Marja and take it away from the Taliban for months. The beat of those drums has grown faster and stronger in recent days prompting many to ask, why tip one's hand to the enemy? Brigadier Gen. Larry Nicholson, commander of the 2nd Marine