Man captured in Oregon, accused of murder, attempted murder

PENDLETON, Ore., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- A man sought in the attack of one woman and the stabbing death of another in Pendleton, Ore., was captured, police said.

Marines to receive TCS satellite services

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- A $58.3 million contract has been given by DISA to TeleCommunication Systems Inc. (TCS) to supply managed satellite services to the U.S. Marine Corps.

Army orders construction grade control and survey systems

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Construction grade control and survey systems are being supplied to the U.S. Marine Corps and Army by Trimble, a California-headquartered technology company.

SAIC logistics support for U.S. Marines

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Marine Corps Logistics Command has given a prime contract to Science Applications International Corp. for logistics services in support of operations and program management.

Middle East fears escalation in Syria-U.S. faceoff

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- A former senior diplomat from the Middle East Sunday urged the United Nations to take the lead in the international response to chemical weapons in Syria.

USMC releases new Northrop software for use

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps has released advanced software for electromagnetic spectrum situational awareness and operations.

Army sergeant to receive Medal of Honor for heroism in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- President Obama will award a U.S. Army sergeant the Medal of Honor this month for his heroism while fighting in Afghanistan, the White House said Monday.

U.S. resumes delivery of Osprey aircraft to Okinawa base

TOKYO, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. military has reignited local criticism after announcing Monday it was resuming deliveries of MV-22 Osprey aircraft to a base in Okinawa.

General Dynamics names Gen. Mattis to its board

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Two retired U.S. military generals and a retired senior official of the Department of Homeland Security have joined private-sector enterprises.
Obama says military depends on strong economy

Obama says military depends on strong economy

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- President Obama said Wednesday a strong military depends on a strong economy, and both are imperiled by the budget standoff in Washington.

Helicopter crash in Japan hinders relocation of U.S. base

TOKYO, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The crash this week of a U.S. Air Force HH-60 helicopter on Okinawa could delay permission further by local politicians to allow the planned relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.

New Jersey man has written nearly 300 letters to Obama

JACKSON, N.J., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A New Jersey man says he is writing a book, a compilation of disapproving letters written to President Barack Obama nearly every day since he won re-election.
Report: Marine commander says no stand-down order in Benghazi attack

Report: Marine commander says no stand-down order in Benghazi attack

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- A Marine operations commander told lawmakers Wednesday he gave troops in Libya permission to respond to a September 2012 attack on a U.S. mission in Tripoli.

GenDyn tapped for C5!SR services

FAIRFAX, Va., July 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic has given a prime contract for C5ISR services to General Dynamics One Source.

Rolls-Royce producing more F-35B lift systems

LONDON, July 31 (UPI) -- Rolls-Royce has been given a new contract for fifth production lot LiftSystems used on F-35B Lightning II fighters manufactured by Lockheed Martin.
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Marine Corps
Residents are escorted by a Marine Corps and San Diego police officers from their home on December 9, 2008, near the scene of the crash of a Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornet fighter jet in a San Diego neighborhood on December 8, 2008, killing two adults and two children. The pilot ejected safely after trying to guild the stricken jet into a near by canyon. (UPI Photo/Earl S. Cryer)

Marines (from the English adjective marine, meaning of the sea, from Latin marinus ("maritime"), via French marin(e), of the sea) are military forces optimised for operations at sea. Historically marine forces are part of a navy. However, in some countries the marine force is under independent command.

Tasks undertaken by marines have included providing security in a warship whilst at sea, reflecting the pressed nature of the ships' company and the risk of mutiny. Other tasks would include boarding of vessels during combat or capture of prize ships and providing manpower for raiding ashore in support of the naval objectives. Marine elements would also contribute to the campaign ashore, in support of the military objective.

With the industrialization of warfare in the 20th Century the scale of landing operations increased, and brought with it an increased likelihood of opposition, and a need for co-ordination of various military elements. Marine forces evolved to specialize in the skills and capabilities required for amphibious warfare.

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