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Seven Marines killed, others injured in Nevada training explosion

Seven Marines were killed during a training exercise at a U.S. Army depot in western Nevada, Marine Corps officials said Tuesday.


In first trip as defense secretary, Hagel lands in Afghanistan

The first Vietnam veteran to be U.S. defense secretary is spending his first overseas trip on the job thanking soldiers and Marines. At about 11 a.m. ET Friday, Hagel touched down in Kabul, Afghanistan.


17 pct. of male Marines likely to leave Corps if woman allowed in combat

A Marine Corps survey found about 17 percent of male Marine respondents said they would likely leave the Corps if women move into combat positions.


Cops: Marine wife died during sex attack by killers

Brittany Killgore

New search warrants unsealed in the murder case of a Marine wife reveal that, according to detectives, Brittany Killgore was an unwilling participant in sadomasochistic sexual activity involving the three suspects accused of killing her.


U.S. troops punished over Koran burning, urination video

The U.S. military said on Monday it was disciplining U.S. troops over two incidents that provoked outrage in Afghanistan early this year, one involving a video depicting Marines urinating on corpses and another over burned copies of the Koran.


Gunman in Afghanistan forces uniform kills 3 American troops in Helmand province

A gunman wearing an Afghan uniform has shot to death three American troops in the southern Helmand province, according to the U.S.-led international military coalition in the country, known as ISAF. U.S. officials told CBS News correspondent David Martin that the three slain troops were members of a Marine special operations force. Afghan sources in Helmand told CBS News Kabul bureau chief Fazul Rahim that they were part of a team overseeing the training and recruitment of Afghan local police. The sources said it was one of the police officers who opened fire on his mentors during dinner on Thursday evening. ISAF has not yet confirmed these details.


No charges for military in Secret Service sex scandal

Seven Army soldiers and two Marines have received administrative punishments, but are not facing criminal charges, for their part in the Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia this year, The Associated Press has learned.


Woman charged in death of Marine's wife

Paramedics found Jessica Lynn Lopez in a hotel room with self-inflicted wounds and a suicide note. Hours later authorities found the body of a Camp Pendleton Marine's wife in brush near a Southern California lake. Two days later Lopez was charged with her murder.


Opinion: Marine's comments go too far

Stein posted comments on both his personal Facebook page and on The Armed Forces Tea Party Facebook page he created, mocking the president. On those pages he referred to President Obama as a "domestic enemy," a coward, and even superimposed President Obama's face on the poster for the movie "Jackass."


Japan and United States in Talks to Renegotiate Part of Okinawa Deal

An earlier 2006 plan aimed at removing 8,000 Marines from the island hinged on relocating an important Marine air base.


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