Category Archives: Marine Corps

Fat Leonard vs Marines United

Good friend and co-worker Wang sends this link, under the subject, “Fat Leonard vs Marines United,” containing this quote among several: In my own judgment, the Marine scandal, if by no means trivial, qualifies as the lesser of the two. … Continue reading

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Heard From Today: ’94 Takes Command at 5th Marines

Many thanks to ESL’94 for this link to his BR Col George Schreffler ’94, taking charge of 5th Marine Regiment, two weeks ago. Those who know him will know that he will do well. Congrats, Marine!

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Wandering ’round the ‘net

Could a modern US Marine infantry battalion defeat the legions of Rome? James Erwin took to Reddit to solve this mystery. I have an opinion – what say you? It is taken as an article of faith that beer foam … Continue reading

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War Sycophants and ROTC Kids

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Tom Ricks lecture at Arizona State University.  In his retirement as a defense reporter he is a Fellow at Center on the Future of War.  He currently writes the Foreign Policy Blog: … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Air Force, Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, China, Diplomacy, Friends & Allies, Marine Corps, Mattis, NATO, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Firearms Friday: Suppressing an Entire Infantry Battalion?

Quite possibly. 2d MarDiv is looking at just that, even as we speak: Maj. Gen. John Love of 2nd Marine Division out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, is gathering data on the way suppressors improve battlefield communication and efficiency. Early … Continue reading

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A Marginal Marine Corps

Ray Mabus’s and Barack Obama’s service to Bad Vlad Putin is the gift that keeps on giving. Today’s gift: a Marine Corps rated “Marginal.” Moscow is a “formidable” potential adversary while the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps as “marginal” in … Continue reading

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Good Work, Marine

Keep it up. Ev’ry clime and place, baby.

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