marine corps

On this day: November 10

The Marine Corps is formed, Stanley meets Livingstone, "God Bless America" makes its debut, "Sesame Street" premieres, and the Edmund Fitzgerald is lost, all on this day.

Top Marine warns 'unplanned' tasks pose 'unacceptable risk'

The commandant of the US Marine Corps, Gen. Robert Neller, has warned acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan that a series of "unplanned and unbudgeted" tasks -- including President Donald Trump's decisions to deploy Marines to the southern border and to reallocate a portion of the defense budget to pay for the construction of a border wall -- has imposed an "unacceptable risk to Marine Corps combat readiness and solvency."