July 10, 2011

What Next for the U.S. Marines?

Magnus Nordenman, New Atlanticist

AP Photo

I'm zooming across Virginia at 9,000 feet inside a Marine Corps V-22 Osprey, the sometimes maligned aircraft that just recently entered service with the Marine Corps. I am hitching a ride down to Cherry Point, North Carolina to observe part of Exercise Mailed Fist, the largest Marine Corps exercise on the east coast in decades. Hosted by the Marine Corps’ 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing), the exercise includes fixed wing and rotary air and support units from 2d MAW as well as additional ground units from across the Marine Corps and aviation units from the Air Force and Navy.

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