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Marines planning amphibian assault base in the South Pacific...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, May 17, 2015.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

  2. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    They're going to assault frogs and toads?
     
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  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Jade Helm will be rolling into Galveston any time now.
     
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    [​IMG]

    That's what they get for being People Against Goodness and Normalcy.

    No word on if they're going to sacrifice virgins from Orange County.
     
  5. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I caught that right after I posted but I can't figure out how to edit a thread title!
     
  6. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    We are returning to our core competencies, one of which is decisive action for the Army. I'm sure the Marines are no different.
     
  7. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    It's still what the Marines are supposed to do. They're the land arm of the Navy. Just because they haven't had to do it in recent conflicts doesn't mean they should ignore the necessity of those tactics.
    Plus, although they didn't do one in the first Gulf War, the mere threat of an amphibious invasion played a major role. The Iraqis were so fearful of an amphibious invasion that they committed almost half their available troops to stopping it. The Marines never did land, but they feinted that they would and kept those Iraqi divisions tied up along the coast for days. That opened the door for the rest of the Coalition forces to surround the Iraqi army and turn the ground war into the rout that it was.

    Marine Amphibious Force Operations in the Persian Gulf War | U.S. Naval Institute
     
  8. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

  9. fossywriter8

    fossywriter8 Active Member

    Didn't the Marines use an amphibious and helicopter landing for Grenada?
     
  10. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Would be apropos if they did it on Juneteenth.
     
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