And this is just one of the reasons our country should never get rid of the Marine Corps…
Meanwhile, the Army is leaving $6 billion worth of equipment there.
And believe me, I’m not some loud, asshole Marine screaming we’re better than everyone else. I only post this because of recent articles like this: Why Afghanistan Might Be the Marines’ Last Fight.
As a reminder, the Corps operates on just 6 percent of the defense budget, but handles usually in the 15 to 20 percent range of actual defense missions. As a further reminder, competition among the services (and certainly within each service on a unit-by-unit basis) is what makes our armed forces so razor sharp.
Stan R. Mitchell
Oak Ridge, Tenn.