marine corps

Top Marine warns 'unplanned' tasks pose 'unacceptable risk'

The commandant of the US Marine Corps, Gen. Robert Neller, has warned acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan that a series of "unplanned and unbudgeted" tasks -- including President Donald Trump's decisions to deploy Marines to the southern border and to reallocate a portion of the defense budget to pay for the construction of a border wall -- has imposed an "unacceptable risk to Marine Corps combat readiness and solvency."

On this day: November 10

The Marine Corps is formed, Stanley meets Livingstone, "God Bless America" makes its debut, "Sesame Street" premieres, and the Edmund Fitzgerald is lost, all on this day.

Elite US marines under investigation over hazing allegations

At least five Marines assigned to the prestigious ceremonial Silent Drill Platoon in Washington were placed in pretrial confinement in recent days due to allegations they were involved in hazing at least one Marine at the unit, according to three defense officials.

F-35B jet crashes in South Carolina

A US Marine Corps F-35B crashed Friday in Beaufort County, South Carolina, near Marine Corp Air Station Beaufort, a US military official told CNN.

Sound Off for March 22nd: Should Marine be discharged over Facebook page?

An outspoken Marine, critical of President Barack Obama says the Marine Corps is moving to kick him out.Sgt. Gary Stein says he was notified yesterday that the Marine Corps has charged him with using contemptuous words against the commander in chief and violating the Defense Department's guidelines barring troops from engaging in political activities.Do you think he deserves to be kicked out?Or should he be able to do what he wants?Comment inside or e-mail us at