$6.8 Billion

— The money spent by the Pentagon between 2008 and 2012 on translators, interpreters and other foreign-language support efforts, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Monday. One reported proposal on how to deal with sequestration’s looming budget cuts: invade only nations where the natives speak English.
Battleland Battleland

F-35: Blade Bummer

The news that the Pentagon’s fleet of 51 F-35 fighters has been grounded because of a half-inch crack in one of its engine’s turbine blade is one of those problems that can truly be called a teething issue: it’s something that …

Leatherneck Lunch

Marine 1st Sgt. Joshua Clayton eats a live scorpion Feb. 17 as part of training during Operation Cobra Gold in Thailand.

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