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Meet the British Royal Marine awarded a Bronze Star by the US Marine Corps

On June 3 the U.S. Marine Corps awarded a British Royal Marine a Bronze Star for his “instrumental” role as an operations officer with the U.S. Marines in Afghanistan, according to the Corps. Royal Marine Maj. James Fuller deployed to Afghanistan on June 1, 2018, as part of the Marine Corps’ Foreign Personnel Exchange Program, [...]

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U.S. Marine task force holds opening ceremony for crisis response deployment

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — U.S. Marines and Sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command held an opening ceremony to officially kick off the start of their crisis response deployment at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, June 26. The ceremony marks the sixth consecutive year the SPMAGTF-SC will serve as the crisis response [...]

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Why the US military usually punishes misconduct but police often close ranks

NYPD officers turning their backs on New York mayor Bill de Blasio after he remarked on police violence, Jan. 4, 2015. AP Photo/John Minchillo, Many U.S. military members publicly disavowed President Trump’s decision to pardon Edward Gallagher, the former SEAL commando convicted of killing a teenage detainee in Iraq in 2017. Gallagher’s alleged war crimes [...]

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US military electroshock weapon can hit a person 100 metres away

By David Hambling The SPECTER weapon uses a parachute to slow down before hitting a person with three electrode darts JIFCO Tasers are used by police officers to immobilise people, but they must be used at close range. Now the US Marine Corps is testing a longer-range alternative: a projectile called SPECTER that contains tethered [...]

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US Military’s Deployment to the Southern Border Has Been Extended Another Year

Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Thursday signed off on a new deployment of personnel to the southern U.S. border, a mission to be handled mostly by National Guard members. The request to support the Department of Homeland Security will keep up to 4,000 Defense Department troops along the border through Sept. 30, 2021, the Pentagon [...]

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US Navy Sets New Record for Consecutive Days at Sea Due to COVID-19

Dwight D. Eisenhower transits the Arabian Sea, June 12, 2020 – U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aaron Bewkes By The Maritime Executive 06-26-2020 07:44:21 The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and its escort ship, the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto, set a record for the longest number of days consecutively [...]

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Congress aims to strip funding for the US Navy’s next-gen large surface combatant

The Senate Armed Services Committee stripped $60.4 million dollars from the Navy’s proposed fiscal 2021 budget intended to be used for preliminary design work for the future large surface combatant, according to documents released by the committee. Instead, the money is being funneled into a land-based testing facility in Philadelphia that will work on the [...]

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US Navy’s chief learning officer announces departure as Pentagon exodus continues

On June 16, Elaine McCusker, the Defense Department’s acting comptroller, submitted her resignation, followed two days later by Kathryn Wheelbarger, the acting assistant defense secretary for international security affairs. Article source: https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2020/06/26/us-navys-chief-learning-officer-announces-departure-as-pentagon-exodus-continues/

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How the US military has failed to address white supremacy in its ranks

An alleged plot by a young solider to coordinate with a neo-Nazi group to attack and kill members of his own army unit has put new scrutiny on the US military’s failure to address violent white supremacy within its own ranks. Federal prosecutors have announced charges against current or former US military service members for [...]

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China’s Military Provokes Its Neighbors, but the Message Is for the United States

Song Zhongping, an independent military analyst, said the figure was lower than the Indian claims but would not be released “to avoid stimulating intense sentiment in India.” While the tensions with India are important, they are not the core Chinese military priority: confronting what it considers American aggression in China’s neighborhood. The United States, too, [...]

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