DC Convention Center Evicts Marine Corps Marathon

2014 Marine Corps Marathon

The Marine Corps Marathon headquarters will move out of Washington, D.C., for the first time next year after organizers were not “feeling the love” from the city agency that runs the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Bipartisan Calls for Release of USMC’s Gender Integration Study Grow Louder

Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass. / AP

Over the weekend the Marine Corps Times reported that Rep. Seth Moulton (D., Mass.) has written a letter to Secretary of Defense Ash Carter calling for the release of the full, 900-page version of the Marine Corps’ study on integrating women into combat arms units. Moulton is a Marine veteran of Iraq and a liberal member of the House, not to say an outspoken supporter of the Iran deal. Considering his politics and constituency, his request for the public release of the study and willingness to imply some skepticism over the wisdom of opening Marine infantry jobs to women is remarkable. The Marines are believed to be the only service requesting an exception to the order to integrate all ground combat jobs beginning in 2017.