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How might the US attack Iran? Tomahawk missiles, B-2 stealth bombers, F-35s, carriers?

Submarine or ship-launched Tomahawk missiles could hit targets from hundreds of miles away, B-2 stealth bombers could destroy enemy air defenses from high altitudes while undetected and stealthy F-22s and F-35s could attack enemy fighter jets with long-range sensors and air-to-air weapons.

Amphibious assault ships could launch F-35Bs, carriers could catapult F-18s into attack missions and the Pentagon could even launch recently tested medium-range, cruise missiles from fixed ground locations.

Any of these scenarios are within the realm of the possible as the U.S. weighs its response to Iran’s Jan. 7 ballistic missile attacks on U.S. military and coalition forces in Iraq.

“As we evaluate the situation and our response, we will take all necessary measures to protect and defend U.S. personnel, partners and allies in the region,” a Jan. 7 Department of Defense statement said. The attacked bases, Ain al-Asad Air Base and Irbil, have been on high alert in recent days due to “indications that the Iranian regime planned to attack our forces and interests in the region,” the Pentagon statement said.

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A potential war with Iran has become more plausible following the U.S. killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ elite Quds Force. The Iranian-backed group is known to be responsible for many attacks against American forces. While not offering specifics, speaking Tuesday before the Iranian missile attacks in Iraq, Defense Secretary Mark Esper was clear about his stance regarding the possibility of Iranian retaliation.

“We remain prepared for any contingency with regard to Iran,” Esper said, in an impromptu Pentagon news conference.

According to a statement released by the Pentagon, Esper said that the U.S. message is that the ball is in Iran’s court, and the United States encourages Iran to de-escalate the situation. Esper added that the U.S. is open to discussing issues and having a more normal relationship with Iran.

“But if Iran chooses to go the other path, we are prepared to deal with that and will respond forcefully,” he said.

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While no senior U.S. military official would ever offer specifics or speculate about a possible attack on Iran, or even cite general possibilities, there are a number of interesting hypothetical attack options that might offer themselves as topics for a separate analytical discussion. Of course, entertaining any possibilities for discussion purposes would be something completely separate and apart from any actual DoD comment on the possibility. DoD comments along the lines of attack options would naturally not be expected, for security reasons.

Tomahawk missiles and stealth bombers or fighters, if used as part of a series of opening attacks upon Iran, would likely lead the way in an assault by destroying or “softening” Iranian air defenses and other obstacles intended to thwart any U.S. strike. Using range, precision and air dominance, a massive war campaign against Iran would likely begin by opening up an “air corridor” by destroying air defenses so that non-stealthy attack planes and helicopters can conduct operations at lower risk of attack. Ship-launched Ospreys could drop Marines, weapons and networking gear behind enemy lines to conduct high-risk clandestine missions, destroying Iranian supply lines, laser-painting targets for air attack platforms or scouting terrain for an eventual armored vehicle ground attack. U.S. Navy assets would likely seek to destroy Iranian submarines and fast-attack boats, while coordinating massive carrier-launched air attacks on inland targets.

There is a range of specific air-defense weapons that Iran is known to possess, the most dangerous of which is the Russian-built S-300, the most modern variant being the S-300PMU2. This weapon, while by no means invincible to U.S. B-2s, F-22s or F-35s, is significant in that it can reportedly reach ranges of 200km (124 miles) and travel up to altitudes of 27km (17 miles).

What is not clear, or certainly less obtainable through open-source, public information, is the current state of modernization of these weapons. The most advanced Russian air defenses, while often hyped by Russia itself in its state media, are increasingly able to detect even some stealthy aircraft. They use a wider range of detection frequencies, faster-processing power and increased digital networking able to share target data across multiple nodes. Nonetheless, it is by no means clear, despite Russian claims, that these advanced air defenses can actually threaten the most advanced U.S. stealth attack assets.

Nonetheless, these conditions do further underscore the significance of achieving air superiority at the beginning of any kind of military campaign, because alongside its S-300 series air defenses, the Iranians are also armed with a wide sphere of short-to-medium range ballistic missiles and air defenses. For example, the Iranian Kamin-2, a low-altitude, medium-range air defense system, can reportedly target drones, helicopters or even approaching cruise missiles from distances as far as 60km (37 miles). Iran unveiled its Kamin-2 at a National Day parade in 2018, according to a report in Armyrecognition.com.

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Ultimately, initial strikes could prepare the warzone for a massive ground assault led by tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and even dismounted units prepared to attack urban areas. Such an advance would, of course, not operate without close air support likely to include drones, Apache attack helicopters and low-flying attack planes such as A-10s or even high-speed F-35s capable of ground attack. Air supremacy would also clear the way for helicopters, C-130-transport planes and drones. Iran might also present some air-to-air threats, including some of its own fighter jets. Globalfirepower.com estimates that Iran has 142 fighters out of a total of 509 air assets. One report from The National Interest states that Iran possesses six F-14 Tomcat fighters acquired years ago.

Carrier or other ship-launched air attacks such as amphib-launched Ospreys or F-35Bs would likely operate from the Persian Gulf. The range and reach of sea-fired weapons and carrier-launched fighter attacks, in this scenario, would be of great significance in this kind of particular engagement with Iran. Iran regularly operates both mines and small attack boats in the narrow and highly dangerous Strait of Hormuz waterway, an area bordering Iran’s coastline that functions as a key passageway between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. Having stand-off weapons attack options such as Tomahawk missiles (which can travel up to 900 miles) and carrier-launched fighters would enable the U.S. to project power while being at lower risk of Iranian counterattack by swarming small boats or coastal region sea mines. As of 2019, Iran is in possession of more than 88 small patrol vessels, according to Globalfirepower.com.

While not likely to overmatch the U.S. by any estimation. the Iranian military is significant in many respects, presenting very serious air, ground and undersea threats. Globalfirepower.com’s 2019 assessment states Iran has more than 1,600 tanks, 837,000 total military personnel, roughly 2,300 armored fighting vehicles, nearly 2,000 rocket projectors and 570 Self-Propelled Howitzer artillery vehicles.

Even operating at safer standoff ranges will not remove the seriousness of Iranian maritime attack possibilities; Iran not only has six frigates but also 34 submarines, including up to three Russian-built Kilo-class submarines, according to information from Globalfirepower.com and the Defense Intelligence Agency. This kind of scenario would likely require the U.S. Navy’s most advanced undersea technologies such as Virginia-class attack submarines, undersea drones, advanced sonar technology and a host of surface anti-submarine systems.

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Broadly speaking, there are several key concepts to bear in mind when considering a possible U.S. attack; any campaign would likely be multi-domain, meaning it would incorporate air, sea and possibly land systems operating in tandem. Cyberattacks and even electromagnetic warfare could also quite possibly figure prominently. Given this, one much-discussed phrase to keep in mind is… “no war plan survives first contact with the enemy.”

Tomahawk Attack?

Alongside a theoretical discussion of potential war scenarios, two senior Pentagon officials told Fox News that Tomahawk-armed U.S. assets in the region would be ready to fire if given the order.

The USS Harry Truman aircraft carrier strike group has been in the Gulf of Oman along with guided-missile destroyers, a guided-missile cruiser and at least one submarine,” Fox News reported. “The Navy warships and submarine together had hundreds of Tomahawk cruise missiles with pre-planned targets locked into the missiles.”

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Marine arrested for alleged human smuggling after Chinese woman found in car trunk

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A Marine stationed in Southern California was arrested Monday on suspicion of attempting to smuggle two Chinese women in the trunk of a car across the U.S.-Mexico border.

The unidentified junior-enlisted Marine was taken into custody at the San Ysidro port of entry near San Diego around 1:30 p.m., Marine spokesman Lt. Cameron Edinburgh said in a statement to Fox News.

The 20-year-old is assigned to the 1st Marine Division’s headquarters battalion at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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Customs officials found the two women in the trunk of a 2007 Ford Mustang when the Marine was pulled aside for additional screening. Customs and Border Patrol officials are investigating the incident.

“The Marine is currently being held in civilian custody.,” Edinburgh said.”The determination as to the adjudicating authority has not yet been made.”

The Marine is expected to face federal charges, a CBP spokesperson said.

Edinburgh said the Marine has not served in the Southwest Border Support Mission, where U.S. troops are assisting border agents on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Monday’s arrest comes as several other Marines stationed at Camp Pendleton are facing human trafficking charges. Six out of two dozen Marines recently pled guilty to human trafficking and drug charges at military court-martials.

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Sixteen of the Marines charged were arrested in July during a battalion formation that has since been ruled unlawful and a violation of their rights.

In July, Border Patrol agents arrested two Marines, Lance Cpl. Byron Darnell Law II and Lance Cpl. David Javier Salazar-Quintero near the border when they were caught with three undocumented immigrants in the back seat of their vehicle.

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Marine Corps blocks members from ‘sharing’ political social media posts under new guidelines

The Marine Corps on Monday released new guidelines on what kind of political activity on social media is acceptable for its troops ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

In a message, the corps said active-duty troops are allowed to voice their political opinions or endorse candidates on platforms such as Facebook, but the post must be accompanied with a disclaimer noting that the views expressed are that of the individual, and not the government or the Marine Corps.

Marines may not “share” political pages but they can “like,” follow or “friend” the social media page of a candidate or cause, according to the guidelines. They also can’t suggest others do the same.

“Because an active-duty member may not engage in partisan political activity, the active-duty member may not post or make direct links to a political party, partisan political candidate, campaign, group or cause,” the message said. “Such activity is akin to distributing literature on behalf of those entities, which is prohibited.”

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Active-duty Marines have been issued a series of guidelines regulating political activity on social media.  (iStock)

Marines and sailors not on active duty have more leeway with their political opinions, as long as their posts don’t appear to tie it to the Department of Defense or Marines.

Political emails or political social media messages may not be sent or forwarded in federal buildings if the individual uses their personal electronic device and must be expressed on the service member’s own time.

“Individuals should never use government equipment when engaging in political activities,” the message read.

Reserve members can run for political office and can be in uniform in campaign materials. However, the advertisement must state that it is nor endorsed by the Defense Department or Marines.

The Marine Eagle, Globe and Anchor emblem is also off-limits from being used in campaign literature.

The advent of social media has created ambiguous boundaries as the military navigates how to ensure its members’ personal freedoms with its nonpartisan stance.

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In 2012, Marine Sgt. Gary Stein was given an other-than-honorable discharge after he created a Tea Party Facebook page and posted “Screw Obama” on his personal account, Military.com reported. And In 2017, a group of Navy SEALs got in trouble after flying a large pro-Trump flag from a tactical vehicle in a convoy in Kentucky.

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Marine killed in Iraq over summer died from enemy fire, officials say

A Marine who was killed in Iraq over the summer died during a combat operation from enemy actions, not friendly fire, according to military officials.

The Pentagon initially concluded the Aug. 10 death of Marine Gunnery Sgt. Scott A. Koppenhafer was by enemy small arms fire near Qanus Island in Iraq, the Marine Corps Times reported. His death was the first American combat casualty since U.S. forces returned to the country in 2014 to battle the Islamic State.

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Marine Gunnery Sgt. Scott A. Koppenhafer, 35, was killed in Iraq over the summer by enemy forces, not friendly fire, military officials said.  (Marines Corps)

Soon after announcing the cause of death, the Pentagon began looking into whether Koppenhafer, 35, was accidentally shot by U.S. or Iraq forces instead.

“There is no evidence that suggests Iraqi Partner Forces engaged U.S. or Coalition forces on this operation,” officials with Operation Inherent Resolve told the Times in an emailed statement Tuesday. “The deaths and injuries were incurred in the line of duty.”

Koppenhafer, of Mancos, Colo., was assigned to the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion based at Camp Lejeune, N.C., at the time of his death.

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He was part of a joint U.S.-Iraqi task force established to take back terrority taken by ISIS after the group took control of the city of Mosul in northern Iraq.

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Marine suspected in Virginia slaying added to FBI Most Wanted list

A Marine accused of deserting his post and killing his mother’s boyfriend has been added to the FBI‘s Most Wanted list as authorities continue a manhunt for him.

A $10,000 reward is being offered by the U.S. Marshals Service for information leading to the arrest of Cpl. Michael Alexander Brown.

Brown, 22, failed to report for duty on Oct. 24 at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina and was declared AWOL the next day. The combat engineer was classified as a deserter days later when he was named a suspect in the Nov. 9 slaying of his mother’s boyfriend, 54-year-old Rodney Wilfred Brown.

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Marine Cpl. Michael Alexander Brown was added to the FBI Most Wanted list. Brown is suspected in the death of his mother’s boyfriend, Rodney Wilfred Brown. (FBI)

Several agencies in North Carolina and Virginia — in addition to the U.S. Marshals, the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) have been conducting a manhunt.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia has issued an arrest warrant for second-degree murder for Brown and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Authorities said he fled Virginia after the killing and returned days later. A black Lincoln Town Car was driving was found in South Carolina earlier this month.

Schools in Roanoke, Va., Brown’s home of record, were put on lockdown after a sighting of the Marine in the area was reported on Nov. 13. Brown’s mother has pleaded for him to turn himself in and said she has hired a lawyer for him.

He deployed to Africa between March and October 2018, but Camp Lejeune was only duty station.

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A Facebook group in support of Brown had nearly 1,150 members as of Monday Night, the Marine Times reported.

“Anyone who supports Michael Brown and believes he is innocent and wants to wish him well in this chaos here is a place to do that not sure if hell see it but …Marine you did well now keep up the safe travels well be praying for you,” the page states.

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Undocumented immigrant charged in hit-and-run death of Vietnam vet

Federal authorities said a man charged in the hit-and-run death of a Vietnam veteran in Pennsylvania earlier this month was living in the United States illegally.

A detainer request was lodged against Nemias Perez Severiano, 31, of Norristown, on Tuesday, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesperson told The Philidelphia Inquirer. ICE did not immediately respond to Fox News for comment Thursday.

Severiano, a Mexican citizen, is suspected of striking Samuel W. Jackson, 67, as he exited his parked car in front of his Norristown home on Nov. 10 and dragging him more than 50 feet. Jackson died at a nearby hospital.

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Pennsylvania authorities said Nemias Perez Severiano, 31, was living in the U.S. illegally when he struck and killed a Marine Vietnam veteran with his vehicle earlier this month. (Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office)

Severiano is charged with being involved with an accident causing death while not licensed, failing to stop and render aid, driving without a license, and other offenses.

A criminal complaint said Severiano told police he consumed seven or eight beers in a restaurant and was “a little drunk” before the incident.

Jackson served with the Marines in Vietnam in 1970 and 1971. He was buried in his uniform.

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“No one deserves to die like that,” Doug Franks, a Marine veteran and senior vice commander at a VFW post in a neighboring town, told KYW-TV.

Severiano is being held on $200,000 bond and is expected to appear in court Friday. Under the detainer request, he could be handed over to ICE if he is released from jail.

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Florida Marine veteran who killed 2 police officers should get death penalty, jury decides

A Marine Corps veteran who fatally shot two Florida police officers should get the death penalty, a jury at the Osceola County Courthouse decided Wednesday.

Everett Glenn Miller, 48, was found guilty of murder in September for the August 2017 killing of Kissimmee officers Sgt. Richard “Sam” Howard, 36, and Officer Matthew Baxter, 26.

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Officer Matthew Baxter, left, and Sgt. Richard “Sam” Howard, right 

A judge will ultimately decide whether to follow the jury’s unanimous recommendation of the death penalty or sentence Miller to life in prison on Dec. 20.

Baxter was conducting a routine check on three people in August 2017 when Miller then drove up and asked why Baxter was “messing with people,” according to the Orlando Sentinel. Baxter called Howard for backup. After an argument, Miller pulled out a firearm and shot both officers in both the head and face, according to prosecutors. He was later arrested at a bar.

Miller’s defense lawyers argued that the Marine veteran was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which led to a mental breakdown in the summer of 2017.

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Colleagues, friends and family testified that Miller had a successful career, which took a turn for the worse when Miller left a defense contracting job where he targeted enemy combatants with drone strikes. In the months before the killings, Miller lost his job at a packaging company, became homeless and broke up with his girlfriend, according to those close to him. He expressed remorse over killing innocent bystanders.

Witnesses said that leading up to the killings, Miller shocked those who knew him with anti-government and anti-law enforcement social media posts, talked about killing white men and expressed anger at high-profile police brutality cases that involved unarmed African Americans.

One month before the shooting, he was involuntarily committed for running in the streets with a high-powered rifle wearing only boxers. Worried that he might have PTSD because of his increased anger and irritability, Miller went to the Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center several times beginning in May 2017. The last time Miller went to the VA seeking help was four days before the shooting, clinical neuropsychologist Robert Cohen said.

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State Attorney Ryan Williams argued that Miller had family members who cared about him and received treatment from the VA, but he missed appointments and refused to take medication.

“It’s worth noting every misstep we saw once Mr. Miller’s service was over was steeped in blame,” Williams said. “It was always someone else’s fault.”

Defense Attorney Roseanne Eckert argued that Miller was a loving father and son with an exceptional military career, but extreme emotional distress caused him to be manic and paranoid.

“There’s no doubt that Glenn Miller was out of his mind that summer,” she said.

Baxter had served with the Kissimmee Police Department for three years at the time of his death. He was survived by his wife Sadia Baxter, who is a detective with the department, and four daughters, who in 2017 ranged in age from 7 months to 7 years old.

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Howard was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the police department for 10 years. He left behind a wife and one child.

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Missing Marine, Lance Cpl. Job Wallace from Camp Pendleton, found safe in Texas: report

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A U.S. Marine from Camp Pendleton in California, who was reported missing last week, was found safe in Texas on Saturday night, according to a report.

Lance Cpl. Job Wallace, 20, was taken into custody by Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and law enforcement at a Navarro County rest stop near Dallas, according to the NCIS Marine Corps West field office, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

NCIS did not say what Wallace was doing there or why he was taken into custody.

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The Marine was last seen Monday at a friend’s house in Surprise, Ariz., and was supposed to head back to Camp Pendleton in San Diego after three days of leave.

A Border Patrol camera caught Wallace’s truck traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 southeast of El Paso, Texas, on Sept. 17 and there were reports people had seen him near Dallas on Friday.

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“We offer our sincere gratitude to the local police departments in Texas and Arizona, as well as our federal partners, for their aid in bringing this to a safe resolution,” Kurt Thomas, special agent in charge of the NCIS Marine Corps West field office, said in a statement, The Union-Tribune reported.

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13 Marines charged in human smuggling case

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Thirteen Marines have been formally charged with playing a role in the smuggling of undocumented immigrants into the U.S., the Marine Corps announced Friday.

In addition to the smuggling charges, the Marines will face military court proceedings for charges including failure to obey an order, drunkenness, endangerment, larceny and perjury, according to a statement from the 1st Marine Division Press Office.

Two of the Marines were specifically named — Lance Cpls. Byron Law and David Salazar-Quintero — but the other names were withheld. These two have also been charged federally with transporting and conspiring to transport illegal immigrants into the country for financial gain. Both were based at Camp Pendleton, in California.

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According to a criminal complaint filed in July, Border Patrol agents were making normal rounds when they saw a black car pull off the road around seven miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border. They pulled the vehicle over and found Law driving and Salazar-Quintero in the front passenger seat. They had three undocumented immigrants in the back seat; the three reportedly told the agents they were Mexican citizens and did not have documents to enter the U.S. legally.

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All five were arrested and questioned. Law and Salazar-Quintero each pointed fingers at the other. Law told an agent that Salazar-Quintero had asked him on July 2 if he wanted to make $1,000 to pick up an illegal. They drove to the Mexican border, then dropped the first immigrant off at a McDonald’s in Del Mar, Calif. They weren’t paid that day and on July 3 they agreed to pick up three more people to be paid for that day and the day before’s work.

Salazar-Quintero said that Law had been the one to introduce him to smuggling.

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Two of the immigrants from the car admitted they were going to pay $8,000 to be smuggled into the country.

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US Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton goes missing in Arizona

A U.S. Marine went missing Monday evening when he left Arizona for Camp Pendleton in Southern California.

Lance Cpl. Job Wallace, 20, was last seen at a friend’s house in Surprise, Ariz., which is northwest of Phoenix.

A Border Patrol camera caught Wallace’s truck traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 southeast of El Paso but his mother said law enforcement told her his phone last pinged in Arizona Monday night.

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This Sept. 2019 photo released by Stacy Wallace shows her son, Job Wallace, in Oceanside, Calif. An Arizona family is searching for Job Wallace, a U.S. Marine who left for Camp Pendleton on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, but never arrived at the base outside San Diego. (Stacy Wallace via AP)

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“He got into several colleges and missed scholarship opportunities just so that he could be a Marine because he felt it was his duty to serve his country,” his mother, who lives in Arizona, said.

He was driving a 2004 silver Ford Explorer Sport Trac pickup with the Arizona license plate CRF9682.

The matter has been turned over to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

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“NCIS and our partners are working diligently to locate Lance Cpl. Wallace and bring him home safely,” Kurt Thomas, special agent in charge of the NCIS Marine Corps West Field Office, said in a statement.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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