February 23, 2012 Details are still coming in about the incident. The Marines were on a nighttime training mission.
January 12, 2012 Though experts warn it will inflame anti-American sentiment in Afghanistan, a video that appears to show four U.S. Marines urinating on the corpses of three Afghan men will not affect efforts to begin such talks, a Taliban spokesman tells Reuters.
January 11, 2012 It appears to show four U.S. Marines urinating on the bodies of three dead men in Afghanistan, but has not yet been verified. Regardless, "it's hideous. It turned my stomach," says Pentagon spokesman Capt. John Kirby.
October 18, 2011 Commanders had banned the wearing of such memorials. But Commandant Gen. Jim Amos is changing the policy, Marine Corps Times reports. Many Marines were upset about the ban.
September 15, 2011 "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty," U.S. Marine Dakota Meyer was just presented with the nation's highest honor for valor on the battlefield.
May 13, 2011 Poppy is a key crop in the deadly Sangin District, and in a way, flowers fuel the fight: The Taliban earns hundreds of millions of dollars from the drug trade, which supplies 90 percent of the world's raw opium used for heroin. And during harvest season, fighting practically comes to a halt.
September 21, 2010 Obama's choice to lead the Marine Corps says repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell would hurt morale.
July 26, 2010 The Marine Combat Art Program sends U.S. troops into war to paint. Now, the future of the program is in question.
July 12, 2010 Marine general upbeat on sudden change of governor in Marjah, Afghanistan.
March 8, 2010 NPR ran a riveting 9-minute piece where a reporter captured a battle in Afghanistan against the Taliban. It included the moments before one Marine died. Some listeners thought it powerful journalism; some found it offensive. Among them was the fam...