How the U.S. Army and Marines Are Preparing for Future Urban Wars

For Iraqis returning to Mosul, the homes missing roofs and walls, filled with rubble, are a reminder of what existed before ISIS took control of the city in 2014. To the U.S. Army that helped liberate the city — originally designed as a fortress — after a nine-month campaign, the ruins and a lingering threat […]

5 missing US Marines declared dead after plane crash off the coast of Japan

The US Marine Corps called off its search for five missing Marines on Monday, after a F/A-18 Hornet fighter and C-130 Hercules cargo plane collided during a refueling exercise near Japan. The service members’ next-of-kin have been notified. The Marine Corps pointed to the missing KC-130’s flight data and cockpit voice recorders, and said it […]

75 years ago, US Marines waded into ‘the toughest battle in Marine Corps history’ — here are 25 photos of the brutal fight for Tarawa

75 years ago, US Marines waded into ‘the toughest battle in Marine Corps history’ — here are 25 photos of the brutal fight for Tarawa NOW WATCH: How humans could live in a world without war, according to a conflict expert who used to be in the British Army See Also: If you own an […]

Russian marines land on Syrian shores in massive Mediterranean drills (VIDEOS)

Russia has staged large-scale military exercises in the Mediterranean Sea near Syria, involving both its Navy and Air Force. The drills were held amid the ongoing escalation around Idlib, and US threats to strike Syria. Footage released by Russia’s Defense Ministry shows marine Special Forces equipped with state-of-the-art gear landing on the shores of the […]

A years-old, one-letter typo led to Aliens: Colonial Marines‘ weird AI

Enlarge / Want Aliens: Colonial Marines to better resemble this ‘shopped image? Just remove one letter! (credit: Gearbox / Sega) History may never be kind to Aliens: Colonial Marines, but the present tense isn’t looking so good for the lawsuit– and complaint-ridden Gearbox game, either. This week brought to our attention one of the weirdest […]

Did a single typo screw up the AI in ‘Aliens: Colonial Marines’?

In case you need help selecting an old game to spend the weekend with, it might be a good time to revisit 2013’s Aliens: Colonial Marines. In a one-star review written when it was released, Xav de Matos called out the game’s AI as a problem and said: “Enemy encounters feature stunningly moronic xenomorphs that […]

Did Prince Philip give Captain of the Royal Marines title to Harry for this reason?

Prince Philip, 96, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, recently handed down an important honour to his grandson Prince Harry, 33. On March 10 at the inconspicuous time of 8:41 pm Kensington Palace revealed Harry would be taking over from the role of Captain General Royal Marines. The official royal Twitter account stated: “Prince […]

Four US Marines thought dead after helicopter crash in California

US Marine Corps (Reuters) – A U.S. Marine helicopter crashed during a training mission in southern California Tuesday afternoon and all four crew members are believed to have died, a Marine spokeswoman announced. No details about the nature of the training mission were released other than it was routine and held in the desert in […]

‘Marines will die from this’: John Kelly reportedly bristled at the notion of repealing ‘Don’t ask, Don’t tell’

Associated Press/Carolyn Kaster White House chief of staff John Kelly, a former Marine Corps general, reportedly opposed the landmark repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Kelly reportedly suggested that the repeal would put service members’ lives in danger. White House chief of staff John Kelly, a former Marine Corps general, reportedly opposed the landmark repeal […]