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Commander of Quantico’s Marine Security Battalion discharged over a personal weapon discharge in his office?

Word on the jarhead street is that is what is meant by the phrase "following an incident involving a personal weapon" in this article. Said colonel also faces some UCMJ charges, the article says. More messy Marine stuff here. It seems to me that the Corps is going through some hard times right now — ...

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Word on the jarhead street is that is what is meant by the phrase "following an incident involving a personal weapon" in this article. Said colonel also faces some UCMJ charges, the article says.

More messy Marine stuff here. It seems to me that the Corps is going through some hard times right now -- it reminds me a bit of the era of the Beirut barracks bombing and Clayton Lonetree. Right now I am hearing the most grumbling about the current commandant that I can remember since then.

(HT to YKW)

Word on the jarhead street is that is what is meant by the phrase "following an incident involving a personal weapon" in this article. Said colonel also faces some UCMJ charges, the article says.

More messy Marine stuff here. It seems to me that the Corps is going through some hard times right now — it reminds me a bit of the era of the Beirut barracks bombing and Clayton Lonetree. Right now I am hearing the most grumbling about the current commandant that I can remember since then.

(HT to YKW)

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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