Commandant’s Marine Corps sea-basing plan due soon.

It appears the Marine Corps is going back to its roots in the Continental Navy.

Commandant’s Marine Corps sea-basing plan due soon.

I can certainly see some advantages to this, but I could also see it becoming a supreme waste of time with forces too small and ineffective to make much difference. Looking forward to learning more about it.

Do you all have any initial thoughts?

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

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6 thoughts on “Commandant’s Marine Corps sea-basing plan due soon.

  1. It seem like that’s the way the future is going.

    Maybe it’s just an anomaly but it seem that the days of uniformed army against army are a thing of the past.

    We’re now faced with the small band terrorist that seem perfectly happy to hide behind the civilians and in holy places, who are so fierce and unstoppable that they hide everything but their eyes (I guess the silent death of a drone delivered bomb dropped on your house necessitate identity shielding :-)).

    So it would seem that the model of the future is small hunter/killer teams for lighting quick insertion and quick evac around the globe.

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    • Well, I must confess Ty that you make a damn good point… A platoon of Marines WOULD work in many situations.

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    • We need platoon sized units on ships in key regions. They need to be able to deploy in smaller units quickly. We also need to beef up the role of MSGs in hot spots. Then, we need to integrate the SEALS into the Marines. SEALS play the role of the Continental Marines.

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      • “We need platoon sized units on ships in key regions. They need to be able to deploy in smaller units quickly. We also need to beef up the role of MSGs in hot spots.”

        I was with you up to there!

        I’m not touching putting SEALs into the Marines! lol

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  2. it seems we can do more with less. Thinking ahead, out of the box, the unexpected

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