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Marine NCO pleads in hazing case

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) - A noncommissioned Marine officer at the Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station has pleaded guilty to two counts of assault and two counts of violating the Marine hazing policy. Full story

U.S. Navy ships in Red Sea move close to Egypt as precaution

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. Navy ships patrolling in the Middle East moved closer to Egypt's Red Sea coast in recent days, the top Marine Corps general said on Thursday, in what appeared to be a precautionary move after the military overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi. Full story

Shocking military waste tests Americans' patience with Afghanistan

   Dan Rather, anchor and managing editor of “Dan Rather Reports” on AXS TV, talks with Rachel Maddow about a $34 million military facility constructed in Afghanistan that will never be used and whether public outrage over such waste will make Americans less patient about U.S. troop withdrawal.

Pentagon, contractors take aim at F-35 operating costs

PARIS (Reuters) - With development and technology challenges on the Lockheed Martin Corp <LMT.N> F-35 fighter increasingly under control, the company and the U.S. military are taking aim at a more vexing problem: the cost of flying and maintaining the new warplane. Full story

Courses of action in solving military sexual assault crisis

   U.S. Marine Corps veteran and military sexual assault survivor Sarah Plummer joins Mara Schiavocampo to discuss sexual assault in the military. She comments on what she calls the extreme importance of taking assault cases out of the chain of command because of the need to have impartial people decid

Will America see the end of affirmative action?

   Affirmative action has been a pet issue for some of our Supreme Court justices and they just may now have the chance they've been waiting for. The guests talk about whether the country is seeing affirmative action challenges because people really think we’re in a color-blind society.

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  Finney: Decisions on sexual asasult in the military must be taken from commanders

Former prosecutor Linda Fairstein and Anu Bhagwati, executive director of the Service Women’s Action Network, talk with Karen Finney about why they believe all military commanders aren’t equipped to handle sexual assault cases.

  Rape culture and the ‘boys will be boys’ mentality

As some military sexual assault victims face retaliation for speaking out, the Melissa Harris-Perry panelists look at how the military is a notoriously male-dominated space and whether what happens is part of a “boys will be boys” mentality.

  10 years later: Saddam and the American flag

Former Marine Lt. Tim McLaughlin why he hid the American flag that was once placed on a statue of Saddam Hussein in downtown Baghdad just before it was toppled 10 years ago.

  Obama uses shipyard to warn about military cuts

MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts talks to Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy, about President Barack Obama’s visit to the Newport News Shipyard to warn about the impending sequester cuts.

  Women in combat: moving forward

Chris Matthews talks to Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., and Capt. Zoe Bedell, who filed a federal lawsuit to demand combat action for women, about the lift on ban that allows women in combat, but the debate coming forward from women who have been serving in combat for years.

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