14 January 2009

Small Wars for the Marines?

The Commandant of the Marine Corps has been vociferously demanding that Marines be diverted away from nation building efforts in Iraq, and towards conventional combat operations in Afghanistan, adding that Marines should go wherever there is fighting, not nation building (with the undertones of counterinsurgency, I would gather).  

Which is actually quite amusing, when you think of it, as the Marine Corps was actually the first organization to draft a manual for small "Banana Wars" and counterinsurgency. 

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