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Coast Guard offloads $40 million worth of cocaine

The crew of the Coast Guard cutter Vigorous offloads $40 million worth of cocaine at Port Everglades, Fla. The drugs are the results of two interdictions carried out as part of Operation Martillo. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

How to Respond to the Loss of Iraq

By William R. Hawkins


By Alex Quade

Diyala Province, Iraq — Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha (A-Team) 072 rolled into the village. It was dead quiet. Nothing moved. Suddenly, “squirters”—people running away from the village and cars leaving at a high rate of speed. Clearly, something of interest was in that village.

Afghani Interpreters Still Struggle To Obtain Visas


Suspected UAV Strike Kills Leader of Pakistani Taliban
By Harold Hutchison

According to multiple media reports, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban was killed in a missile strike believed to have been carried out by an American Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. The Pakistani Taliban is the terrorist organization responsible for the shooting of Malala Yousafzai, a 16-year-old young woman who advocated for the education of girls and women, in October, 2012.

C Co., 1/9 Patrol

Video by ISAF Regional Command Southwest


Marine Corps Commandant Accused of Unlawful Command Influence
By Harold Hutchison

Did the Commandant of the Marine Corps engage in unlawful command influence during the investigation into Marines who were seen on video urinating on the corpses of dead Taliban? That is the question a number of former military officers who served as JAGs are now asking.

On 30th Anniversary of Beirut Attack, Together We Served Memorializes Victims

years ago, 299 American and French servicemen were brutally
killed by a truck bomb at a Marine compound in Beirut, Lebanon. The
incident on October 23, 1983, executed by the Islamic Jihad, was the
deadliest single attack on Americans overseas since the battle over Iwo
Jima in February 1945.


Seven-Decade Delay In Recognition Rectified
By Harold Hutchison

In 1942, as many as 80,000 Americans and Filipinos were forced to march 80 miles across the Bataan Peninsula on the island of Luzon. One of those who survived not just that ordeal, but over three years in Japanese POW camps, was Phillip Coon.