Nearly one in four males in the U.S. Marine Corps said they would leave the service if women were involuntarily posted in combat positions, according to a little-known survey commissioned by Marine Corps leaders and obtained by the Free Beacon.
Recently released Marine Jon Hammar was threatened with beheading while imprisoned in a Mexican prison, according to Military.com.
A Pentagon spokesperson refused to categorically state that U.S. Marines in Egypt have been authorized to carry live ammunition, raising questions about the administration’s denial of reports indicating that the Marines were not carrying live ammo when the U.S. Embassy in Cairo was sieged by rioters.
U.S. Marines defending the American embassy in Egypt were not permitted by the State Department to carry live ammunition, limiting their ability to respond to attacks like those this week on the U.S. consulate in Cairo.
Top Obama adviser David Plouffe, who managed the president’s 2008 campaign, earned up to $20,000 investing in Standard Chartered Bank in 2011 and 2012, according to his financial disclosures.