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Marine Corps short 6 infantry battalions, Navy short 100 ships, this new strength index says

The Navy and Marine Corps are only “marginally” capable of meeting America’s national security needs, according to a new scorecard from The Heritage Foundation. The the conservative think tank’s 2021 Index of U.S. Military Strength had more than 20 authors take a look at the global operating environment and the mission of each branch of [...]

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Oorah! Happy birthday to the US Marine Corps

ARLINGTON COUNTY, Va. (NEXSTAR/BRPROUD) — One day before Veterans Day, the U.S. Marine Corps is celebrating its 245th birthday. “November 10, 2020 will mark the 245th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. Dating back to 1775, just eight months prior to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the Second Continental Congress established the [...]

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U.S. Marine Corps is preparing to fight in the extreme cold – defence

The U.S. Marine Corps conduct cold-weather and mountain-warfare training during Exercise Reindeer II in Setermoen, Norway. Reindeer II was a bilateral training exercise hosted by the Norwegian military to increase support capabilities between NATO allies in extreme conditions. The U.S. Marines of the Marine Rotational Force Europe 21.1 (MRF-E), Marine Forces Europe and Africa and [...]

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Biden reportedly considering a retired general to lead US military – Business Insider

President-elect Joe Biden is adding to his list of potential defense secretaries a retired US Army general, according to an Axios report published Friday. Lloyd Austin is a Black four-star general with over four decades in the military. If confirmed, Austin would be the first Black defense secretary in the US. Visit Business Insider’s homepage [...]

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How should US military forces plan for a future that’s nothing but variables?

Tom Temin: Alright, so tell us what you looked at in this book. Is this all about Gen. Joffre of latter day Plan XVII, or what is it you’re trying to tell military planners here? Dave? Dave Barno:  Basically we make the point, as former Secretary of Defense Bob Gates likes to say, the US has [...]

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Court Overturns Ruling that Germany Must Press US Military on Drones

BERLIN  — Germany’s top administrative court has ruled that the country’s government can’t be forced to ensure that U.S. drone strikes controlled via an American military base on German territory are in line with international law. The decision Wednesday by the Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig overturns a ruling last year that held the German [...]

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US Navy ship breaching border expelled, says Russia

By REN QI in Moscow | China Daily Global | Updated: 2020-11-30 09:15 [Photo/IC] Russia has strongly protested to the United States over a destroyer entering into Russian territorial waters last Tuesday, calling it “a blatant provocation geared to break down peace and good order”. The US warship had violated Russia’s maritime border “with an [...]

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US navy denies carrier group moved into Gulf after any ‘threats’

Trump’s Disgraceful Endgame President Trump said the other day that he’d leave office if he loses the vote of the Electoral College on December 14.This is not the kind of assurance presidents of the United States typically need to make, but it was noteworthy given Trump’s disgraceful conduct since losing his bid for reelection to [...]

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US, Russian Navies Get Into Brief Confrontation In Sea Of Japan

The Russian navy’s Admiral Vinogradov arrives for a five-day goodwill visit at the South Harbor of Manila in June 2018. The vessel was involved in an incident Tuesday in the Sea of Japan involving the USS John S. McCain. Eloisa Lopez/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Eloisa Lopez/AFP via Getty Images The Russian [...]

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Philippines Looking to Reverse Course on Scrapping US Military Pact

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – The Philippines, an old American ally in Asia, is changing its view on whether to scrap a key U.S. military pact, as it explores new ways of benefiting from U.S. defense aid without isolating its newer superpower friend, China, analysts and officials say. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte this month announced that cancelling [...]

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