the law says they must meet conditions to receive a marriage license. they do that and then says their vows ... which can be of their own creation
they have thus fulfilled the legal contract of marriage
how is that fraudulent
excuse the sting, but here goes
you are presently in a marriage but your husband is living with another woman
does that cause your own marriage to be fraudulent?
is that a superior reason than the marines wanting to get married to have a family
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
The Corps subsidizes a portion of a marine’s housing expenses if the marine lives off base. The Marine can also choose to live on base but they get no housing subsidies.
What these marines and civilian did is they told the Corps that marines were living in housing they weren’t actually living in and scammed the Corps for around $75,000, according to the article, because the Corps was paying for 3 marines housing where only 1 marine lived.