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 James LaPorta, a former Marine infantry sergeant, has been tracking the moves of Marines United. Justin Cook for The New York Times

James LaPorta, a former Marine infantry sergeant, has been tracking the moves of Marines United. Justin Cook for The New York Times

With Their Leaders at a Loss, Marine Veterans Fight Abusers

by Dave Philipps | The New York Times

As a Marine infantry sergeant, James LaPorta once led an intelligence team in Afghanistan. Now, as a private citizen, he is doggedly tracking the moves of an online group that has been secretly compiling and sharing nude photos of hundreds of women in the Marine Corps.

With top generals admitting before Congress that they are unsure how to protect members of the Marine Corps from nameless, faceless social-media “predators,” Mr. LaPorta is among an unlikely scattering of can-do young veterans who have decided to take that assignment upon themselves.

 U.S. Marine Corps recruits of Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, prepare to enter the gas chamber. Photo by Cpl. Joseph Jacob/U.S. Marine Corps.

U.S. Marine Corps recruits of Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, prepare to enter the gas chamber. Photo by Cpl. Joseph Jacob/U.S. Marine Corps.

How the Marine Corps’ widening nude photo scandal has spread throughout the military

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff | The Washington Post

On Saturday, the military news website the War Horse reported on the existence of a shared drive containing hundreds of naked photos of female service members that had been posted to a closed Facebook group with about 30,000 members, many of them active-duty Marines.

 Savannah Cunningham, who begins basic training in the Marine Corps in April, was targeted after a nude video of her began to circulate on social media. Caitlin O'Hara for The New York Times

Savannah Cunningham, who begins basic training in the Marine Corps in April, was targeted after a nude video of her began to circulate on social media. Caitlin O'Hara for The New York Times

Harassed Online, She Remains Determined to Enlist in the Marines

By Dave Philipps | The New York Times

The trouble started months ago for Savannah Cunningham, who had long dreamed of becoming a Marine, when she was deluged with lewd messages online from men and learned that an all-male group of Marines was circulating a nude video of her on Facebook.

 People rally during a protest against the Muslim immigration ban at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday. Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images.

People rally during a protest against the Muslim immigration ban at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday. Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images.

Among veterans, raw responses to Trump’s effort to block refugees and others from Muslim countries

By Dan Lamothe | The Washington Post 

The executive order that President Trump signed Friday suspending the admission of all refugees to the United States for 120 days and banning for 90 days the entry of any citizen from seven Muslim-majority countries. 

 

 

 James LaPorta in southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan, during his first combat deployment in 2009. LaPorta is now an independent journalist covering the U.S. Marine Corps.

James LaPorta in southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan, during his first combat deployment in 2009. LaPorta is now an independent journalist covering the U.S. Marine Corps.

Marine Corps bans journalist and veteran James Laporta from camp lejeune base

James LaPorta, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and independent journalist, has been indefinitely barred from accessing Camp Lejeune, a major Marine Corps base in North Carolina.The following is placeholder text known as “lorem ipsum,” which is scrambled Latin used by designers to mimic real copy. Aenean eu justo sed elit dignissim aliquam. Donec eget risus diam.

 A U.S. Marine writes a letter home from Forward Operating Base Sharp. Photo by James LaPorta. 

A U.S. Marine writes a letter home from Forward Operating Base Sharp. Photo by James LaPorta. 

In His Own Words | University of North Carolina Wilmington Magazine - fall 2015

In His Own Words The place is Forward Operating Base Sharp, named after our squad’s first casualty, Lance Corporal Charles S. Sharp. Forward Operating Base Sharp is located in Mianposteh, which is just outside the Garmsir district within the southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.