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Mexico judge orders immediate release of Marine

By Julie Watson Associated Press SAN DIEGO — A Mexican judge has ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns. Family spokesman Jonathan Franks told The Associated Press on Friday that the judge decided to release retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi. Franks said the judge released him without making a determination on the charge against him. The family issued the following statement: "It is ... More

Author of Bin Laden book under criminal probe

Associated Press WASHINGTON — U.S. military officials say a former Navy SEAL who wrote a firsthand account of the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden is under investigation for possibly disclosing classified information. He could face criminal charges. Publication of Matt Bissonnette's book, "No Easy Day," in 2012 prompted a Pentagon inquiry that evolved several months ago into a criminal probe by the Justice Department. A Pentagon spokeswoman, Navy Cmdr. Amy Derrick-Frost, said ... More

5 new light vehicles revealed at AUSA

The US Army is going to get lighter. At least that’s the message that industry is taking from several recent service initiatives. Moreover, it’s one of the messages that industry participants conveyed during last month’s Association of the United States Army (AUSA) 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C. Recent expressions of Army interest in new lightweight vehicle platforms have included exploration of a new Ultra Light Combat Vehicle (ULCV) platform as well as informatio ... More