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The Marine Corps’ partnerships with African military forces are likely to expand as those nations seek the training and expertise needed to to combat extremist, insurgencies, piracy or threatening neighbors.
An Iranian naval commander issued a bellicose statement against America about Iranian ships supposedly sailing to the Atlantic Ocean just a few miles from maritime borders: "This means we can sink your warships."
Marine Corps leaders have ordered the independent Marine Corps Times newspaper removed from prominent newsstand locations at base exchange stores worldwide and placed instead in areas away from checkout lines.
The United States has growing concerns that China's maritime claims in the disputed South China Sea are an effort to gain creeping control of oceans in the Asia-Pacific region, a senior U.S. official says.
The falling cost of acquiring drones will see them increasingly used in warfare and surveillance, a leading think tank says, but it believes citizens are unlikely to accept fully autonomous lethal attacks.