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    Marines and other U.S. forces in Europe are on a heightened state of alert in response to a deteriorating security situation in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, two U.S. officials said Friday.

    The alert order applies to a U.S. special operations ...
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    Snipers have been the focus of envy and the personification of legends in the Marine Corps since men like Carlos Hathcock and Chuck Mawhinney looked down their scopes in the jungles of Vietnam. The recent exploits of Chris Kyle, the retired Navy SEAL who now has the most confirmed sniper kills in U.S. military history, modernized the mystique of the military sniper, but few have what it takes to join the ranks.

    One such man is Cpl. Miles Cooley, team ...
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    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Former Marine Staff Sgt. Matthew Benack is the one to watch at the Wounded Warrior 2013 games.

    He’s taken gold medals in archery and air rifle for the last three years and thinks he has a good shot at gold again this year.

    However, he may have a problem winning this year, a problem of his own making. He explains:

    “I love to ...
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    More than 60 years ago, a group of Native-American Marines, known as the Navajo Code Talkers, used the Navajo language to transmit secret tactical information using radios during World War II, leaving the enemy unable to decipher their messages.

    That’s what Lance Cpl. ...
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