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A distraught Marine after the death of a comrade and friend

A distraught Marine after the death of a comrade and friend

January 24, 2013, 3:00pm / 74

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North Korea "plans third nuclear test"

In a statement carried by KCNA news agency, the country’s top military body said the “high-level nuclear test” and more long-range rocket launches were aimed at its “arch-enemy”, the US.

The statement gave no time-frame for the test. North Korea has conducted two nuclear tests, in 2006 and 2009.

The move comes two days after a UN Security Council resolution condemned Pyongyang’s recent rocket launch.

January 24, 2013, 2:31pm / 16

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Tanks moving into Seoul

Tanks moving into Seoul

January 24, 2013, 2:00pm / 34

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Snagging a nap in the field somewhere, 1951

Snagging a nap in the field somewhere, 1951

January 24, 2013, 1:00pm / 53

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Corp. Leonard Hayworth weeping, photographed by David Douglas Duncan of Life



A day after being given a copy of this photograph by Duncan, 18 September 1950, Corporal Hayworth was shot dead by a North Korean sniper. It was only the three-month anniversary of the beginning of a war that would last until 1953.

Corp. Leonard Hayworth weeping, photographed by David Douglas Duncan of Life

A day after being given a copy of this photograph by Duncan, 18 September 1950, Corporal Hayworth was shot dead by a North Korean sniper. It was only the three-month anniversary of the beginning of a war that would last until 1953.

January 24, 2013, 12:00pm / 180

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Marines on the move in North Korean territory, 1950

January 23, 2013, 11:23pm / 128

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Defense Secretary: Women to be cleared for combat

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has decided to clear the way for women to serve in many combat positions in the U.S. armed forces, a senior defense official told NBC News on Wednesday afternoon.

The Pentagon chief will announce on Thursday that he is eliminating the direct ground combat exclusion — the Department of Defense policy that excluded women from assignment to units below the brigade level if the unit would be engaged in direct combat.

This will allow women to be assigned to select positions in ground combat units at the battalion level.

January 23, 2013, 7:22pm / 77

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Troops on the beaches of Normandy after the initial landings

Troops on the beaches of Normandy after the initial landings

January 23, 2013, 3:00pm / 43

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