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Marine Veteran Gets 26 Years in Dismemberment of Girlfriend in Panama

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SAN DIEGO -- A Marine veteran was sentenced to 26 years in federal prison on Wednesday for killing and then dismembering his girlfriend in Panama in 2011. Brian Brimager, 40, pleaded guilty in February to stabbing to death Yvonne Baldelli in an apartment they shared in Bocas Del Toro, an island off the Panamanian coast, almost five years ago. ... more

Midnight Curfew, Other Restrictions Coming to Okinawa

This Aug. 13, 2015 photo shows an aerial view of Henoko coast of Nago city, Okinawa, southern Japan. (Yu Nakajima/Kyodo News via AP)

A midnight curfew and other tightened liberty restrictions will take effect Friday for all service members on Okinawa, III Marine Expeditionary Force said Thursday. The new rules, which III MEF said will remain in effect through June 24, follow the arrest last week of a civilian U.S. base worker suspected in the death of a 20-year-old Okinawa... more

Case of Marine Vet Accused of Rape, Murder Has 'Shocked All of Japan'

President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe leave speaking to media in Shima, Japan, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe publicly chastised President Barack Obama on Wednesday for the alleged rape and murder of a young Okinawan woman by a Marine veteran that has re-ignited protests on the island against the American military presence there. “This case shocked all of Japan,” Abe said with Obama at his side for a news conference f... more

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

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

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