Task & Purpose photo by James Clark.

Nearly 10 years ago, the men of Marine Special Operations Company Foxtrot survived an ambush during an operation in Nangarhar province near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Though every Marine survived the March 4, 2007 attack, they went on to suffer immensely, beginning with their immediate expulsion from Afghanistan amid unproven claims that they wantonly killed as many as two dozen civilians.

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Photo By Bill Clark via Associated Press

A former Marine and congressman has pledged to oppose a congressional waiver for retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to serve as secretary of Defense. Following President-Elect Donald Trump’s announcement that he selected Mattis to head the Defense Department, Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego of Arizona’s 7th District issued a statement on Dec. 5 pledging to oppose the waiver.

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