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Philippine Protests Likely After Verdict in Marine Trial

U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton is charged in the Oct. 11, 2014, killing of Jennifer Laude in the Philippines. Olongapo City Police

Protests are likely in the Philippines no matter what verdict is issued Tuesday in the trial of a U.S. Marine accused of killing a transgender who he had picked up in a bar and took to a hotel for sex. The case -- which has been heard sporadically since March in a courtroom in Olongapo City, about an 80-mile drive from Manila -- has cast a pall... more

Osprey's Own Rotor Wash Led to Deadly Crash

Smoke rises from a Marine Corps Osprey aircraft after it made a hard landing on Bellows Air Force Station in Hawaii May 17. (Photo: Kimberly Hynd, AP)

"Severe brownout conditions" caused by an MV-22 Osprey's own rotor wash contributed to the crash landing of the tilt-rotor aircraft in a Hawaii training accident last May that killed two Marines and injured several others, according to the summary of  Marine accident investigation released Monday. "Pilot performance" was also a main factor ... more

Iwakuni Marines Take Part in Samurai Battle Re-Enactment

Samurai re-enactors, including Marines from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, give a war cry before marching off at the Kuragake Castle Festival Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Kuga, Iwakuni, Japan. (Aaron Henson/U.S. Marine Corps)

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- A group of Marines from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni got a taste of the samurai life Sunday during the annual Kuragake Castle Festival in Kuga. The festival honors local samurai from the 16th century who urged the lord of their castle to take one last stand against a large enemy force. The Marines donned au... more

Marine Chief Says Strategy Needed After Islamic State Defeat

Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Robert Neller, speaks to sailors and Marines during a visit to Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. (William Hester/U.S. Marine Corps)

CAMP KINSER, Okinawa -- Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller told Marines here Monday that they could rout the Islamic State group from Iraq and Syria, but it is up to politicians to determine what comes next. Marines asked Neller about U.S. policy regarding the Islamic State during a series of town halls here on his first visit t... more

Marines Sandy Conditions a Factor in Deadly Aircraft Crash

In this May 17, 2015 photo, a man and woman look toward smoke rising from a Marine Corps Osprey aircraft after making a hard landing on Bellows Air Force Station near Waimanalo, Hawaii. (Zane Dulin via AP)

HONOLULU -- A military investigation has found a U.S. Marine Corps hybrid aircraft that crashed in Hawaii this year, killing two Marines, flew in sandy or dusty conditions for an extended period before its engine stalled. The investigation found the stalled left engine put the MV-22 Osprey in an unavoidable freefall. The airplane-and-helicopte... more

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