Christian Science Monitor
Brightly painted tattoos snake down Sgt. Joe Palko’s outstretched arms as he separates two fighters in protective headgear and boxing gloves.
It is morning onboard the USS Fort McHenry, a 600-foot amphibious landing ship, and US Marines are teaching martial arts on the “Well Deck” deep in the ship’s hull. Staff Sgt. William Sudbrock restarts the timer and a group of Liberian soldiers watch as their comrades lay into each other. Continue reading U.S. military expands role in West Africa