Macron taps into U.S. Marines lore with tree sapling gift to Trump

Macron taps into U.S. Marines lore with tree sapling gift to TrumpFrench President Emmanuel Macron, who starts a three-day state visit to the United States on Monday, will seek to please his host Donald Trump with a gift that taps into U.S. Marines lore. Macron will offer an oak sapling taken from the scene of a key World War One battle, where the Marine Corps repelled a German offensive in the final year of the conflict almost exactly a century ago, the French presidency said on Sunday. The sapling grew close to the so-called “Devil Dog” fountain, a spot that has become legendary within Marines ranks.


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The Mk 13 Mod 7 Will Be the Marines' New Sniper Rifle. Here Is What It Can Do.

The Mk 13 Mod 7 Will Be the Marines' New Sniper Rifle. Here Is What It Can Do.This is all we know about a weapon of war that could be the U.S. Marines’ arsenal for decades.  The Mk 13 Mod 7 Will Be the Marines’ New Sniper Rifle. The Marine Corps plans on adopting the Mk 13 Mod 7 sniper rifle for Marine scout snipers, officials confirmed to Marine Corps Times on April 2, a much-needed and long-overdue replacement for the M40 system that Marines have wielded since the Vietnam War.


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Record number of U.S. Marines to train in Australia in symbolic challenge to China

Record number of U.S. Marines to train in Australia in symbolic challenge to ChinaBy Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) – The United States will deploy a record number of Marines to train in Australia, the Australian defense minister said on Friday, as Washington seeks to counter what it describes as Chinese aggression in the region. Payne said 1,587 U.S. Marines will spend six months training in Australia’s remote north, an increase of nearly 27 percent on its 2017 rotation for the program known as the Force Posture Initiatives. “The U.S. military plays a vital role in underwriting security and stability across the Indo-Pacific, and the Force Posture Initiatives will be an essential component in preserving stability and security over the coming decades,” Defence Minister Marise Payne said in a statement.


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Marines released from the hospital after 11 people showed symptoms after opening suspicious letter on military base

  1. Marines released from the hospital after 11 people showed symptoms after opening suspicious letter on military base  Business Insider
  2. 3 Marines Hospitalized After a Suspicious Piece of Mail Was Opened at Military Base  TIME
  3. Envelope’s contents sicken Marines at base near Pentagon  USA TODAY
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