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Afghanistan: US Marines headed back to Helmand Province

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Approximately 300 Marines will deploy to Afghanistan's Helmand Province this spring, returning to the scene of some of the fiercest battles in America's 15-year-long engagement there.<p>The commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Robert Neller, said Thursday that the troops have "no …

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Fierce opponent of U.S. military bases in Okinawa detained for three months

TOKYO — One of the most vocal opponents of U.S. military construction on Okinawa has been in detention for 95 days on relatively minor charges, triggering accusations that the Japanese government is trying to silence him.<p>Hiroji Yamashiro, a 64-year-old who had led protests against new U.S. Marine …

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Sierra Nevada mountain feature would be named ‘Sky Point’ under House bill

A slain Marine hero from California would join his beloved Sierra Nevada mountains under a House bill approved Monday that designates a prominent …