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Posts Tagged ‘marines

2500 US marines to Australia

April 14, 2012

The first rotation of about 200 US marines has arrived in Australia on a six-month training deployment. A total of 2,500 troops are expected to arrive over the next few years in Darwin to enhance the US’s military presence in the Asia-Pacific. Despite the fact that the US’s final military presence in the country is […]

US Marines expanding missions in Africa

January 13, 2012

The Marine Times reports: A select group of Marines is quietly battling terrorism across a wide swath of Africa as part of the first wave of what could become a long-term mission for the Corps. The 180 members of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force 12 are serving in the Trans-Sahel region of Africa, which […]

US Marines and Warships Heading to Egypt?

February 10, 2011

A senior member of the US Marine corps is telling people “multiple platoons” are deploying to Egypt. There is a system within the US Marines that alerts the immediate families of high-ranking marines when their marine will soon be deployed to an emergency situation where they will not be able to talk to their spouses […]

Criticism of U.S. Military in Haiti

January 27, 2010

Watch the U.S. media and its coverage of the crisis in Haiti, and you get the impression that Washington is a benevolent power doing its utmost to help with emergency relief in the Caribbean island nation. But tune into news from other parts of the world and you come away with a very different view. […]

Poor Afghans Wary of Both Sides

August 18, 2009

Afghan villagers say they feel caught in a tug of war between U.S. forces and the Taliban, and are fearful of both. Primarily illiterate farmers who tend livestock and crops in the irrigated lands alongside the Helmand River, they often say they simply want to be left in peace. When the Marines arrived by helicopter […]