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US-Japan Talks to Include Case of Marine Vet Accused of Rape, Murder

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference at his official residence in Tokyo, Thursday, May 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

The rape and murder of a Japanese woman, allegedly by a Marine veteran on Okinawa, will be on the agenda for talks with President Barack Obama in Tokyo later this week, Japanese officials said Monday. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe "will strongly demand that the U.S. side take effective and convincing measures to prevent incidents and accid... more

Pentagon Bars Press from Congressional Hearing Aboard Aircraft Carrier

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower

A last-minute request from the Office of the Secretary of Defense kept the press out of a controversial congressional hearing aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower on Monday, according to a staffer with knowledge of planning. The hearing, hosted by the House Armed Services Committee's seapower and projection forces and readiness ... more

Former Marine Gains Citizenship, Advocates for Deported Veterans

Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Isis M. Ramirez

WINTER HAVEN — Daniel Torres served in the Iraqi War as a U.S. Marine, but his undocumented status forced him to spend five years in Tijuana, Mexico, outside of the country he spent three years defending. The 30-year-old veteran was not alone. He was one of many U.S. military veterans forced to live outside of the country they served. "At the ... more

Biden Delivers Commencement Address at West Point

More than 950 cadets in the U.S. Military Academy’s Class of 2016 graduated receiving their Bachelor of Science degrees at Michie Stadium in West Point, May 21. Vice President Joe Biden was the commencement speaker. (U.S. Army/Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant)

WEST POINT — Vice President Joe Biden took time during his address to the West Point Class of 2016 on Saturday to praise some changes that he said will make the Army better and stronger. That includes the recent decision to allow women to serve in combat posts. Five women in this year's graduating class are going into the Army's infantry branch... more

Ship Christened in Pascagoula without Mayor of Namesake City

USS Portland (Photo: U.S. Navy video screengrab)

Ingalls Shipbuilding christened its newest Navy warship Saturday — the Portland — despite the refusal of its namesake city's mayor to get on board. The LPD 27 Navy vessel is named for the largest city in Oregon. That's why the Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus invited Portland Mayor Charlie Hales to attend the amphibious transport dock's christe... more

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