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Former Sen. Bob Dole talks with fellow veterans at hte National World War II Memorial. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

Bob Dole leads the fight for Ike

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July 28, 2015

WASHINGTON — Most Saturday mornings, former Kansas senator Bob Dole greets fellow veterans at the southern entrance of the National World War II Memorial, shaking hands and posing for photos with a steady stream of visitors.

One recent...

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Staff Sgt. Micah Hitchcock, U.S. Special Operations Command air operations noncommissioned officer in charge, instructs Assistant Secretary of the Army Heidi Shyu, on how to fire the Precision Sniper Rifle MK 21 MOD 0 during the Special Operations Forces Acquisition Summit held at U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill AFB in 2014.   Angelita Lawrence/U.S. Special Operations Command photo

US Marine Corps considering new sniper rifle

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July 27, 2015

WASHINGTON — The Marine Corps is looking to field a new sniper rifle but has yet to identify what type and caliber, according to a Marine spokesman.

"We are looking at a number of available options, to include the Mk.21 Precision...

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The remains of U.S. Marines who fought and died during World War II at the Battle of Tarawa rest in an aircraft hangar on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii after a dignified transfer ceremony Sunday, July 26, 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps)

Marines killed in World War II battle back on US soil

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July 28, 2015

HONOLULU (Tribune News Service) — Thirty-six Marines received a somber, near-silent reception Sunday when their remains were returned from a World War II battlefield.

The flag-draped caskets containing the remains of U.S. Marines killed at...

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 Marines and sailors with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit drive Humvees toward Jordan after offloading from the USNS Sgt. William R. Button, a Maritime Prepositioning Fleet ship, on May 7, 2012.     Michael Petersheim/U.S. Marine Corps

Sometimes revered, sometimes reviled Humvee may be ending its military career

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July 27, 2015

WASHINGTON — For sale: military Humvee in jungle green or desert tan. Great for hauling cargo, artillery and soldiers. Can ford rivers, traverse sand dunes and bound over rocky terrain. Not recommended for heavy urban combat or mine-laden roads....

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