U.S. Marines attend a role call on the flight deck of the USS Essex, a multipurpose amphibious assault ship, in November. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he wants to reduce the Marine Corps by 15,000 to 20,000 in the coming years. Ed Jones/Getty Images hide caption

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Marine Corps To Secretary Gates: 'We're Relevant'

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Dick Winters, 'Band Of Brothers' Inspiration, Dies

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Pentagon Announces Billions In Defense Cuts

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Navy Investigates Lewd Videos Made On Carrier

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Will New Congress Revive Afghan War Debate

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Obama To Sign Repeal Of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

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Making The U.S. Afghan Strategy Stick

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War Report Touts Progress In South Afghanistan

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Military, CIA Offer Competing Views On Afghanistan

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Military's 'Don't Ask' Testimony Won't Be Final Word

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Cables Paint Unflattering Picture Of Karzai's Brother

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Survey: It's Time To Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

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U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James Amos testifies on Capitol Hill in September. Amos, now the Marine Corps' top officer, told Congress earlier this month that "don't ask, don't tell" should remain the law of the land. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Marine Leaders Would Prefer Gay Troops Not Tell

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Administration Examines Afghan War Strategy

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Debt Commission Has Defense Spending In Cross Hairs

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