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F.A.S.T. Marine Security Force Sent to Libya

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When the Pentagon called out the Marines on Wednesday and dispatched them to Libya, it wasn’t the first wave of an invading force.

Instead, the 50 Marines are part of an elite rapid-response team and they were sent to assess and reinforce security in Libya in the aftermath of the attack in Benghazi

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Russian Ships Steaming for Syrian Waters

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Amid the continued uprising in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry on Friday issued somewhat contradictory statements about a group of its naval warships steaming into the eastern Mediterranean.

The first statement said the warships were not planning to call on Tartus, a naval base Russia maintains in Syria. The second, issued several

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U.S. Marines Sent to Protect Natural Resources Near Australia

U.S. Marines began arriving in Australia after an agreement between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Julia Gillard to increase cooperation and allow a greater regional presence for American forces.

The first 200 of as many as 2,500 Marines arrived in the northern city of Darwin yesterday, Gillard said in a statement. Obama first announced

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Huge Marine Led Multi-National Beach Assault Drill on U.S. East Coast

United States Marines march to board two Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion Iron Horse helos (background) aboard the USS Wasp (LHD-1) on Jan 4, 2012, during Operation Bold Alligator 2012, a multinational exercise involving 14,000 marines, sailors, airmen, and soldiers with more than 25 ships and eight countries.

With beach landings, 25 naval ships

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Six Marines Killed in Afghanistan Chopper Crash

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U.S. military sources tell Fox News that a Marine CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan on Thursday.

Six American Marines who were members of the International Security Assistance Force were killed in the crash, however, the military is still gathering details about the incident.

No enemy activity was

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American Sentenced to Death in Iranian Court

Hekmati, left, has 20 days to appeal his death sentence handed down by an Iranian court.

An Iranian court has convicted a US man of working for the CIA and sentenced him to death, state radio reported.

Iran says that Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, a former US marine, received special training and served at

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Marines to Loiter Near Libya

About 2,200 Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit will take part in support operations based aboard USS Kearsarge at sea. Those support operations have thus far included air strikes and one rescue operation. The overall mission is to help end the violence directed at the Libyan people. UPDATE: To date, the 26th Marine Expeditionary

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Marines Train Alongside LAPD

A tough-talking, muscular Los Angeles police sergeant steadily rattled off tips to a young Marine riding shotgun as they raced in a patrol car to a drug bust: Be aware of your surroundings. Watch people’s body language. Build rapport.

Marine Lt. Andrew Abbott, 23, took it all in as he peered out at the graffiti-covered

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Marines Bypass Taliban Opium Fields in Afghanistan

GARMSER, Afghanistan — The Marines of Bravo Company’s 1st Platoon sleep beside a grove of poppies. Troops in the 2nd Platoon playfully swat at the heavy opium bulbs while walking through the fields. Afghan laborers scraping the plant’s gooey resin smile and wave.

Last week, the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit moved into southern Helmand province,

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High Speed Battle Zone Strike Vehicle

The U.S. military is looking for light, high-speed four-wheelers that can zip troops around battlezones. And just about every major player in the defense industry — including Blackwater — is lining up to supply the vehicles. Military vehicles have generally gotten heavier in recent years, to protect troops from roadside bombs and other threats. “The

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Iraq War: April had Highest U.S. Death Toll Since Last August

BAGHDAD – Fighting in Baghdad’s Shi’ite slum of Sadr City made April the deadliest month for Iraqi civilians since last August and for U.S. troops since last September, figures obtained on Wednesday showed.

Iraqi Health Ministry figures showed 968 civilian deaths in April, the most in eight months. On Wednesday the U.S. military reported the

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Severe Treatment for Marine Drug Abuse

U.S. Marines caught using illegal drugs often face harsh punishment from the military, according to counselors, veterans’ advocates and military defense attorneys. Marines have been kicked out of the service with loss of benefits, or even thrown in jail despite their claim that they turned to drugs to cope with their battlefield experiences in

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