Marines from the 12th Marine Regiment conducted an expeditionary advanced base operations training where the infantry and artillery members exchanged roles. This is a part of the Marine Corps’ plan to prepare for a littoral fight against a near-peer competitor. Specifically, the Marine Corps plan to see a smaller, lighter, more maneuverable Marine Corps equipped with heavier long-range weapons. The new plan focuses on infantry while still prioritizing what the Navy needs from the Marine Corps to complete its mission.
The Crossroads of Special Operations