Beth Ford Roth
Stories by Beth Ford
A group of United States Marines is taking part in the yearly military exercise known as "Eager Lion" in Jordan, a country that borders Syria. Just yesterday, President Obama said he would increase military aid to Syrian rebels as a consequence of the nation using chemical weapons on its own people.
A command investigation into the deadly training explosion at the Hawthorne Army Depot that killed seven Marines has found human error was to blame. In addition to the seven Marines who lost their lives, eight other service members of 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, were injured in the March 18 accident.