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Marine Corp. Commandant Testifies on "Don't Ask Don't Tell"

Fighting and winning wars have to supercede other issues as the U.S. considers whether to let gays to serve openly in the military. The sentiments of the Marine Corps. Commandant during testimony before a House committee. Gen. James Conway said he supports a Pentagon assessment to lift the ban, but he said that civil rights ultimately would have to take a back seat if it meant tampering with the military's ability to protect the country. Conway is viewed by some as the most resistant to repealing "Don't Ask Don't Tell."

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Wednesday - 02/24/2010, 07:21pm EST

Building a better M-RAP

Building a better M-RAP. The Marines want a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle - an MRAP - that can operate in Afghanistan. Current MRAPs are designed for relatively smooth, improved roads found in Iraq. But Afghanistan has few such roads. Marine Commandant James Conway says it took three tries. But now they have an MRAP design that works off-road to protect the 8 thousand Marines headed for Afghanistan. I'm Max Cacas.

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Friday - 05/01/2009, 04:20pm EDT