U.S. Marines will participate in survival training with Chinese and Australian soldiers this fall, according to officials. Exercise Kowari is slated to take place in Australia’s Northern Territory in October, and will last about two weeks.
U.S. Marines in Darwin are using the vast open spaces to prepare for combat missions, practice disaster-response scenarios and work with Australian forces on sharing skills and improving cooperation between longtime allies.
Less than 8 percent of veterans expelled from the military under the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy have applied to upgrade their discharges to honorable or strip references to their sexual orientation from their record.
A battle over a flag-folding speech on Travis Air Force Base has raised questions not only about referencing God and prayer in military ceremonies, but also where military control ends and an individual’s rights begin.