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‘You’re a Liar’: U.S. Marine Overhears Clerk Talking About His ‘Deployment …

After hearing a store clerk brag about his deployment, a customer in a Fresno convenience store began to question him about his story, because the customer, a Marine himself, knew that it was riddled with inaccuracies. Dave Kind, who filmed the interaction with the Circle K store clerk, began to ask him questions about where [...]

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New US Marines Combat Vehicle Faces Risks From Fast Track Development – GAO

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The ACV program relies heavily on future plans to increase ACV amphibious capability gradually, in three planned increments known as ACV 1.1, 1.2, and 2.0, but exactly how this capability will be attained has not yet been determined, the report said. “(T)he Marine Corps is pursuing an accelerated program schedule that presents some risks, including plans to hold [...]

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British, US Marines improve intelligence cooperation during exercise

Pfc. Erick Galera A British soldier addresses U.S. Marines and British soldiers before commencing Exercise Phoenix Odyssey II in Edinburgh, U.K., Oct. 25, 2015. The exercise is designed to bring both forces together to develop more effective ways to conduct joint intelligence operations and execute military skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Erick Galera/Released) [...]

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Northrop Wins Contract to Build US Military’s Future Stealth Bomber

Northrop Grumman Corp. won a major contract to build the U.S. military’s future fleet of stealth bombers, the Pentagon announced. A team led by Northrop, maker of the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber and drone aircraft, beat out another led by Boeing Co., the world’s largest aerospace company, and Lockheed Martin Corp., the world’s largest defense [...]

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US military blimp comes down

Images of September Images taken by Reuters photographers from around the world for the month of September 2015, including the global migrant crisis, Pope Francis in America, the U.N. General Assembly, war in Syria, and moments of everyday life. Article source: http://www.reuters.com/video/2015/10/28/us-military-blimp-comes-down?videoId=366110914

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Here’s why the US military is replacing the M16

The M16A4 may soon retire. This week, the Marine Corps announced via internal memo that the M4 carbine will become the primary-issued rifle in infantry and security units, as well as replace the M16 rifle in supporting training schools by September 2016. Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller approved the change, which was [...]

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Austal awarded $53.4 million for 11th US Navy expeditionary fa – WSFA.com …

MOBILE, AL (WALA) – Austal USA has been awarded a $53.4 million contract to procure long-lead materials needed to build the 11th Expeditionary Fast Transport for the U.S. Navy at the company’s facilities in Mobile. According to an Austal news release, the award covers materials including main propulsion engines, generators, water jets, main reduction gears, and [...]

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US Navy Tests China Over Sea Claims

A U.S. Navy patrol off artificial islands in the South China Sea was the strongest challenge yet to Beijing’s ambitions to enforce its territorial claims, but the maneuver was carefully calibrated by the White House to try to minimize provocation. The Obama administration, under mounting pressure to counter China’s efforts to alter Asia’s geopolitical status [...]

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Beijing in uncharted waters as US sails into South China Sea

Aerial pictures taken by the US already show airfields and fortifications: on Fiery Cross Reef a 3,000m runway has been constructed that is capable of handling fighter jets. A second such airfield appears to be under construction on another island. Wu Shicun, president of the Hainan-based National Institute for South China Sea Studies, is among [...]

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It is Time for the US Military to Innovate Like Insurgents

The recently concluded meeting of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) has become a yearly tradition for senior military leaders, congressional staff, and members of foreign armies to meet and participate in professional development opportunities, while also providing visibility to over 500 members of the defense industrial base and their products and services. [...]

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