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U.S. breaks new ground on embassy in The Hague

U.S. breaks new ground on embassy in The Hague

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) --The U.S. Department of state broke ground Wednesday on a new embassy in The Hague, with completion expected in 2017.
JC Finley
House Republicans demand VA accountability

House Republicans demand VA accountability

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) --House Republicans and veterans demanded the passage of a bill that would allow the Secretary of VA to fire individuals involved in the ongoing Phoenix scandal.
Gabrielle Levy
SAIC upgrading Marine Corp Assault Amphibious Vehicles

SAIC upgrading Marine Corp Assault Amphibious Vehicles

MCLEAN, Va., May 27 (UPI) --Upgrades to U.S. Marine Corps Assault Amphibious Vehicles are to be performed by Science Applications International Corporation.
Richard Tomkins
Remains of Marine who fell from Osprey found

Remains of Marine who fell from Osprey found

WHITE LAKE, N.C., May 21 (UPI) --Remains of U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Steven M. Hancock discovered day after he fell from Osprey in training mission.
Danielle Haynes
Navy taps Textron Systems Unmanned Systems for task order work

Navy taps Textron Systems Unmanned Systems for task order work

HUNT VALLEY, Md., May 20 (UPI) --Textron Systems Unmanned Systems is to provide small unmanned aerial system work for the U.S. Navy.
Richard Tomkins
Marine falls from Osprey aircraft during training flight

Marine falls from Osprey aircraft during training flight

NEW BERN, N.C., May 20 (UPI) --Sheriff's deputies and soldiers searched wooded areas in eastern North Carolina on Tuesday for a U.S. Marine believed to have fallen from an Osprey aircraft.
Frances Burns
Elbit Systems upgrading Marine Corps' SuperCobra fleet

Elbit Systems upgrading Marine Corps' SuperCobra fleet

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 19 (UPI) --Elbit Systems of America has been selected to enhance the capability of Marine Corps attack helicopters.
Richard Tomkins
California wildfires prompt arrest, charges

California wildfires prompt arrest, charges

SAN DIEGO, May 17 (UPI) --San Diego County District Attorney considers charges against two teens as well.
Danielle Haynes
Fires continue to burn in San Diego, including two on Marine base

Fires continue to burn in San Diego, including two on Marine base

SAN DIEGO, May 16 (UPI) --Brushfires continued to burn Friday in the San Diego area, including two that have charred thousands of acres on U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
Frances Burns
Military jet crashes in Arizona

Military jet crashes in Arizona

PHOENIX, May 10 (UPI) --Pilot had laceration to the nose after ejecting from crashing plane.
Danielle Haynes
Sikorsky begins full-system testing of CH-53K

Sikorsky begins full-system testing of CH-53K

STRATFORD, Conn., May 1 (UPI) -- A non-flying prototype of Sikorsky's CH-53K helicopter, developed for the U.S. Marine Corps, starts a two-year test program.
Richard Tomkins

URS providing support for military training ranges

SAN FRANCISCO, April 29 (UPI) -- Systems and equipment at Navy and Marine tactical training ranges for aircrew are to receive engineering support and services from URS Corporation.
Richard Tomkins
Northrop producing next-generation mission computers for USMC helos

Northrop producing next-generation mission computers for USMC helos

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., April 24 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman under $10.6 million contract with U.S. Nacy to begin production of FlightPro Gen III mission computers to support Marine Corps helicopters.
Richard Tomkins
Lockheed's JLTV offering surpasses 100k miles in testing

Lockheed's JLTV offering surpasses 100k miles in testing

DALLAS, April 21 (UPI) -- More than 100,000 miles have been racked up by Lockheed Martin's proposed replacement vehicle for the military's Humvees.
Richard Tomkins
Navy approves Boeing combat vehicle for transport on V-22

Navy approves Boeing combat vehicle for transport on V-22

ST. LOUIS, April 10 (UPI) -- Boeing reports its Phantom Badger combat vehicle has been approved by the U.S. Navy for transport aboard V-22 Osprey aircraft.
Richard Tomkins
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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)
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Marine Corps."
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