Monday, September 26, 2016

US Army practices movement by ship. They're filling the void left by "Aviation Centric Marine Corps"

All pics via 597th Transportation Brigade FaceBook Page.

Two things on this story.

1.  The US Army is taking steps toward doing that old skool thing called "REFORGER".  Those vehicles in the pic are heading to Europe for exercise and I would bet body parts that we'll soon see and Armored Brigade Combat Team doing a "no notice" rapid deployment to marry up with equipment pre-staged and a rapid shipment of armor to that theater.

2.  By going the "aviation centric" route, the USMC is making itself too light to fight...and win.  We have obviously tossed away Krulack's "Middleweight Force" that can fight across the spectrum and win battles.

Your question for today.  Do the following quotes still apply to the "new" Marine Corps?
For over 221 years our Corps has done two things for this great Nation. We make Marines, and we win battles. [Gen. Charles C. Krulak, USMC (CMC); 5 May 1997]
We are United States Marines, and for two and a quarter centuries we have defined the standards of courage, esprit, and military prowess. [Gen. James L. Jones, USMC (CMC); 10 November 2000]

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