US Marine Corps

How to save the rainforest: build a health centre

Save the people, save the forest. In rural Indonesia, a pioneering clinic is showing how the health of people and forests could and should be …

Good News

USN’s first F-35B-capable forward deployed warship arrives in Japan | Jane's 360

Key Points<p>A US Navy warship that is capable of embarking Joint Strike Fighter aircraft has arrived in Japan<br>• Vessel significantly increases US military …

Military

US ambassador to Panama resigns because he can 'no longer work for Trump'

The US ambassador to Panama has resigned from his post on principle, writing in a resignation letter to the State Department that he can no longer …

World Leaders

OPINION: BAE research project promises stealth advance

Most of the magic in stealth aircraft design is created by geometry. By shaping an aircraft surface to reflect transmitted radio waves away from …

Aerospace

Donald Trump lauds delivery of F-52s, but the planes only exist in Call of Duty

US President Donald Trump's announcement of US-made F-52 fighter aircraft being delivered to Norway may have rattled its neighbour Russia, the source …

Donald Trump

Here's what Jim Mattis learned when he sat down and talked to a man who tried to kill him during the Iraq war

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a summer morning in a desolate corner of Iraq’s western desert, Jim Mattis learned he’d narrowly evaded an assassination attempt.<p>A Sunni Arab man had been caught planting a bomb on a road shortly before Mattis and his small team of Marines passed by. Told the captured insurgent …

Jim Mattis

Top US Marine says that a war in Korea would be 'Game of Thrones-like'

• <b>Gen. Robert Neller, commandant of the US Marine Corps, said that although he was not looking for a fight, a war in Korea would be "tough" and "Game of Thrones-like."</b>• <b><br>Neller called upon his troops to be mentally and physically ready for whatever might come.</b><p>The commandant of the Marine Corps is clear: …

War

US military helicopter makes emergency landing at Japanese hotel

A US attack helicopter made an emergency landing in the grounds of a hotel on Japan’s Okinawa island on Monday, the latest in a string of mishaps …

Military

Arlington's Bishop School Principal Eying Ottoson Principal Job

Ottoson School is getting closer to finding a new principal, and there are some familiar names among the finalists.<p>ARLINGTON, MA — Ottoson Middle …

Boston

US Navy Expects Its Carrier Onboard Delivery Ospreys to be Fully Operational By 2024

The tilt-rotors will fully replace the old C-2As by 2028, but it's still not clear if they are up to the job.<p>Bell-Boeing<p>The U.S. Navy has revealed …

Military

Four reasons why corruption matters

Over $1 trillion is stolen from the world's poorest countries every year, threatening security, health and democracy.<p>More than a trillion dollars are stolen from the world's poorest countries every year, which is such a vast sum that it is hard to visualise.<p>That amount of money would get you Apple, …

Boko Haram

Marines appear to be testing a new variant of the Corps' favorite rifle

The 5.56mm M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle has remained a favorite rifle of the Marine Corps for the better part of this decade.<p>Based on the Heckler & Koch HK416 assault rifle and adopted in 2011 to replace the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon, it’s widely considered more versatile and accurate over a …

Military

Second US military helicopter makes emergency landing in Okinawa

A US military helicopter with two crew members aboard made an emergency landing in Okinawa Prefecture, local police said on Monday, just two days …

News (China)

F-35 may see combat in 2018

After a very long and problematic development process, the F-35 Lightning II is about to serve on the front lines. The US Marine Corps is deploying the F-35B (the short takeoff and vertical landing variant) to ships in the Central and Pacific Command theaters in the spring and summer of 2018. The …

Technology

Meet the ‘rough country boy’ standing up to US base plans in Japan | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

Hiroji Yamashiro describes himself as a “rough country boy from Okinawa” and does not seem the type who might be given to overt displays of …

Japan

10 biggest weapons stories of 2017

Concealed carry guns, lasers, sound weapons that attack invisibly, new nuclear bombs….Reveals of new weapons – both personal protection and military use - were big this year. Not just in the sheer number, but in the wide range of types of weaponry.<p>On the smaller scale, there were pistols and …

Smith & Wesson

Top civilian Navy official draws fire after image of him carrying a weapon in a combat zone surfaces online

• <b>Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer made a special holiday appearance with troops deployed in Afghanistan.</b>• <b><br>An image of him with a holstered sidearm drew some concern, due to his civilian status.</b>• <b><br>It would not be out of the ordinary to see a uniformed senior military official carrying a pistol in a</b> …

U.S. Politics

With a minor tweak, F-35s could shoot down North Korean missile launches — but there's a catch

• <b>The F-35 could become capable of intercepting ballistic missiles over North Korea with a small tweak to its firmware, but there's a catch.</b>• <b><br>The F-35 would have to be right next to the launching missile, which would put it in danger.</b>• <b><br>Instead, the F-35 could also use the US Navy's network to guide a</b> …

North Korea

Top Stories 2017: Marine Corps and Coast Guard Acquisition

<i>USNI News polled its writers, naval analysts and service members on what they consider the most important military and maritime stories in 2017.</i><p><i>The</i> …

Military

How I became Christian again: my long journey to find faith again

After experiencing the horrors of war, Bryan Mealer lost his faith. Morning runs with a priest – and a visit to a more welcoming church – helped restore it<p>A few mornings a week, I go running with a priest.<p>We meet at 5.30 under a streetlamp in central Austin and make our way down to the state …

Religion

‘I hope I’m wrong, but there’s a war coming’

US generals warn troops for 2018 as diplomacy efforts falter

War

US Marine Corps commandant tells soldiers: 'I hope I'm wrong but there's a war coming'

The commandant of the US Marine Corps told around 300 Marines stationed in Norway they should prepare for a "bigass fight."<p>General Robert Neller told …

War

The US Marine Corps is 242 years old -- here are 42 striking photos of its storied history

Created in 1798, the Marine Corps band was called 'The President's Own' by President Thomas Jefferson during his inaugural ball. Since then, it has …

Military

‘US raises possibility of nuclear war with Russia’

<b>An American writer and retired professor says the administration of US President Donald Trump has raised “the possibility of a nuclear war which</b> …

War

Man accused of plotting attack for Islamic State at San Francisco pier

The man is suspected of planning to carry out an attack before Christmas.<p>Pier 39, looking north from near the entry point. San Francisco, California, …

World News

FBI arrests Modesto man who had 'radical jihadi' beliefs, planned attack on Pier 39

The FBI filed charges on Friday against a Modesto man named Everitt Aaron Jameson, who they say was "radical jihadist" who also planned a Christmas …

Terrorism

These are the most incredible photos of the US Marines in 2017

The Marine Corps had an active year in 2017.<p>Among their many accomplishments, Marine units were responsible for massive artillery barrages that helped defeat ISIS in its former capital city of Raqqa, testing a fully autonomous helicopter, and graduating their first female infantry officer.<p>Aside …

Military

Summit Officers Honored For 25 Years Of Service

Sgt. Ron Martin and Officer Lou Lyons were both recognized for their dedicated service to Summit City.<p>SUMMIT, NJ — Two Summit police officers were …

New York City

Shirtless US and South Korea marines meet for sub-zero winter drills

<b>US marines teamed up with South Korean officers in military drills in a defiant show of strength on the doorstep of North Korea.</b><p>More than 220 marines …

North Korea

US and South Korea Hold Joint-Training Exercise As Experts Eye Possible Winter Olympics Attack

Hundreds of U.S. and South Korean Marines trained in sub-zero temperatures Tuesday, weeks before the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.<p>…

North Korea