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A Coast Guard petty officer implicated in the 2009 boat collision on San Diego Bay that killed an 8-year-old boy has been cleared of wrongdoing, the Coast Guard announced Wednesday. Three others face criminal charges in courts-martial.
Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates said that there were indicators that international sanctions on Iran had caused a rift between President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Sen. John McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said billions of dollars could be saved from the defense budget by cutting lawmakers' pet projects, known as earmarks, and fixing troubled arms programs.
The Marine Corps plans to unveil a $30 million, 120,000 square-foot outdoor expansion of its Infantry Immersion Trainer at Camp Pendleton on Tuesday, giving small units heading to Afghanistan more room to maneuver as they inoculate themselves against the chaos and stress of combat.