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10 years of MARSOC: How the Marine Corps developed its spec ops command

10 years of MARSOC: How the Marine Corps developed its spec ops command

A decade after the Marine Corps stood up its new special operations command, Marine Raiders are helping lead the charge against the Islamic State group, training local troops across the African continent and quietly conducting missions across the Asia-Pacific region.

Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command activated on Feb. 24, 2006, to lend the Corps’ muscle to U.S. Special Forces Command as it took on expanded operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond.

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