Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Marine Corps may create as many as three Marine littoral regiments

 via Marine Corps Times

The Corps announced in May 2020 that the first Marine littoral regiment would be based out of Hawaii. The Marines expect to experiment with the formation’s components and employment during the next three years before finalizing the unit’s structure.

But the Corps could build as many as three Marine littoral regiments in the Pacific between now and 2030, Brig. Gen. Ben Watson, head of the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab, said at the National Defense Industrial Association’s annual Expeditionary Warfare Conference on Wednesday


That will mean a regiment dispersed in small teams over a wide range, for now focused primarily on the western Pacific Ocean region, Watson said.

Marine Corps Combat Development Command leaders previously have said that the second and third Marine littoral regiments could be based out of Guam or Japan.

But the unit isn’t so tailored that it can’t be applied elsewhere.

Watson said such a formation would work well in “any sort of closed, contested littoral terrain,” such as the Balkans, the Persian Gulf, the Red Sea or Black Sea.


Wow.  They're experimenting and trashing the legacy Marine Corps for something they're not even sure how to build.

If they do get it built and it does go to war then you do realize that these small units will be hunted down and destroyed at distance.

These Marines are not even speed bumps to a high tech enemy.  They're simply sacrificial pawns.

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