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Amphibious assaults: Antiquated or awe-inspiring? | Stripes

NATO forces completed a mock amphibious assault in northern Poland as part of Exercise Baltic Operations, giving U.S. Marines a rare chance to practice a skill that has languished over the years: a shoreline assault.

The Baltic beach landing, conducted Wednesday, showcased Marines in a fast-paced show of force as they moved to secure an area around Ustka, Poland.

After years of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, where amphibious operations took a backseat, Marines were eager to show their amphibious capabilities. It was the battlefield equivalent of kicking in the front door.

Source: Amphibious assaults: Antiquated or awe-inspiring? – News – Stripes