The British media misrepresented details from a recent combined training event between Royal and American Marines. The Daily Telegraph among other sources published reports that the British team had dominated their American counterparts even going so far as to say they forced a ‘reset’ mid exercise with their success.
This has since been debunked but what has emerged from the event was the chance to share best practices between the groups which are both undergoing transformations. The Royal Marines, along with the rest of the British Armed Forces, are being modernized in a variety of ways. The U.S. Marine Corps are undergoing a similar transformation and the exercise was a good opportunity to cross pollinate ideas and information.