The United States Marine Corps came into being on 10 November 1775 in Philadelphia, at a place called Tun Tavern. Since that time, the Marines have become an elite fighting force deploying to all corners of the globe for the purpose of serving and defending America.
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Many conflicting signals are coming out of the White House with regard to military action in Syria. The latest turn of events involves Secretary of State Kerry going to Switzerland to consider a diplomatic solution which would require president Assad to surrender his entire inventory of chemical weapons to avoid being attacked by the United States. Russian president Putin has offered to help broker the deal. It is very difficult to predict how this situation will play out.
Poll shows majority of Americans do not support military intervention in Syria.
Pentagon says it would take 75,000 troops to secure the 1,000 tons of chemical weapons in Syria.
Sectarian violence in Iraq.
The Syrian civil war has been ongoing for more than 2 years now. The death and destruction caused by the war is shocking, and most devastating of course, is the recent poison gas attack. Regardless of the atrocities, I still believe it is in the best interest of the U.S. to refrain from intervening in the conflict. See video below for more details.
Earlier this year, Al-Qaeda acknowledged that Syrian rebels had become part of their network and were fighting to establish a caliphate in Syria.
Pentagon says it can't afford Syria operation without seeking additional funds.
The First Battle of Bull Run took place on July 21st, 1861. This Sunday will mark the 152nd anniversary of that battle. The engagement took place near the city of Manassas in the state of Virginia. Because the Confederate capital was located in Richmond Virginia, southern parlance identified the battle as First Manassas. In August of 1862, both armies would again meet in the same general area to fight the Second Battle of Bull Run/Second Manassas.
June 30th will mark 4 years since Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was captured while serving in Afghanistan. Sgt Bergdahl is assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, based at Fort Richardson, Alaska.