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US Marines in Afghanistan Ordered to Disarm Before Panetta’s Speech

US Marines in Afghanistan Ordered to Disarm Before Panetta’s SpeechChris Turner/Pool Photo(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- In a sign of possible frayed nerves in the military, U.S. Marines were asked to lay down their weapons on Wednesday before entering a tent where Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was scheduled to speak.It hap...

US, Japanese Officials Meet to Discuss Future of Marine Base

US, Japanese Officials Meet to Discuss Future of Marine BaseJapanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda is greeted by US military staff upon his arrival at the Futenma US air base at Ginowan. STR/AFP/Getty Images(TOKYO) -- Senior American and Japanese officials are in talks once again to decide the future of a contr...

Homecoming Photo of Gay Marine Kissing Boyfriend Goes Viral

Homecoming Photo of Gay Marine Kissing Boyfriend Goes ViraliStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A photo of a Marine kissing his boyfriend upon returning home from a tour of duty is going viral with more than 15,000 likes and 3,000 comments on Facebook. The photo, which shows Marine Brandon Morgan locked in a ...

Seven US Marines Killed in Helicopter Collision over Arizona

Seven US Marines Killed in Helicopter Collision over ArizonaU.S. Marine Corps/Pfc. Sean Dennison(YUMA, Ariz.) -- Seven Marines were killed during night training west of Yuma, Ariz., Wednesday when two helicopters collided, the Marine Corps told ABC News. Six of the Marines were from Camp Pendleton and one was f...

Marine Corps in Trouble Again over Questionable Photo

Marine Corps in Trouble Again over Questionable PhotoCreatas/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Marine Corps, already in hot water over a video showing four of its members urinating on what are believed to be the bodies of dead Taliban fighters, is again facing criticism for a photograph that seems to glorify...

Japan May Move US Marines to Guam

Japan May Move US Marines to GuamTomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images(TOKYO) -- Thousands of U.S. Marines in Japan could be headed to Guam soon.Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda says he is considering a plan that would transfer close to 5,000 Marines out of the southern isl...

Marines to Return from Longest at Sea Deployment in 40 Years

Marines to Return from Longest at Sea Deployment in 40 YearsCreatas/Thinkstock(CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.) -- A Marine unit is returning Saturday to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina after the longest at sea Marine deployment in 40 years.  "Approximately 270 Marines and Sailors with Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battal...

Fallen Seattle Marine Leaves Behind Inspirational Letter

Fallen Seattle Marine Leaves Behind Inspirational LetterCreatas/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) -- The family of a 23-year-old Marine killed in Afghanistan late last month has discovered an inspirational letter the young Seattle-area man left behind in case he perished in the line of duty.Sgt. William C. Stacey died Ja...

Feds: US Terrorist Took Out Murder Contract on Witnesses

Feds: US Terrorist Took Out Murder Contract on WitnessesA convicted member of a North Carolina cell of Islamic radicals, Hysen Sherifi,who planned to attack Quantico Marine Corps base in Virginia, has been accused of plotting to kill the witnesses who helped convict him. (ABC)(WASHINGTON) -- A man already c...

Anger Over Marine’s Light Sentence for 24 Killings

Anger Over Marine’s Light Sentence for 24 KillingsComstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A light sentence handed down to U.S. Marine Frank Wuterich for his guilty plea in the killings of 24 Iraqi civilians in 2005 has shocked and angered Iraqis, military experts and Internet users."It's upsetting," said B...

Afghan President Calls USMC Video ‘Deeply Disturbing,’ ‘Inhuman’

Afghan President Calls USMC Video ‘Deeply Disturbing,’ ‘Inhuman’SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- The president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, spoke out Thursday about a video that purportedly shows U.S. Marines urinating on the corpses of suspected Taliban fighters, calling the incident "inhuman.""...

NATO Condemns Vid of Marines Allegedly Urinating on Taliban Corpses

NATO Condemns Vid of Marines Allegedly Urinating on Taliban CorpsesCreatas/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has denounced the actions seen in a video that surfaced online Wednesday, allegedly showing several Marines urinating on the dead bodies of suspected Taliba...

Marines Allegedly Urinate on Taliban Corpses

Marines Allegedly Urinate on Taliban CorpsesCreatas/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Marine Corps is investigating a video that surfaced online Wednesday in which several Marines appear to urinate on the corpses of suspected Taliban fighters. The video, which is less than a minute long, appear...

Baby Gives President Obama a Mouthful

Baby Gives President Obama a MouthfulKent Nishimura-Pool/Getty Images(KANEOHE, Hawaii) -- President Obama may have been able to laugh off the mouthful of fingers given to him by an 8-month-baby while visiting U.S. troops in Hawaii, but the baby’s parents could not.“I was morti...
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