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Devil dogs. US Marine Corps

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The story about one of the tools with which the most democratic power on this and the next planets dictates its adamant will to the entire world community, we begin with a curious fact. The US Marine Corps officially exists even longer than the United States itself. The decree on the establishment of marines was signed on November 10, 1775, and, as we all know, 13 colonies proclaimed their independence on July 4, 1776.


The first adversary for the Marine Corps was the troops of the British Empire, trying to replace the overseas rebels and regain control of the territories in North America, but the XX century was a real finest hour for the expeditionary forces.

From the very beginning of the century, marines have not been idle: one of the most exotic battlefields has been the Western Hemisphere, where a number of conflicts have been heard that are known as the “Banana Wars." Fighters with a star-striped flag on their sleeves defended the interests of the American government, fighting with the Spaniards in Cuba, with revolutionaries and rebels in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Nicaragua and Haiti. In addition, the list of combat merit of the ILC of the United States is the suppression of the "Boxer Rebellion" in China.

All these conflicts gave the Marines invaluable experience in conducting anti-insurgency operations, which was reflected in the Small Wars Manual, a guide to combat guerrillas and other unpleasant personalities, first enlisted in the troops in 1935 and studied by USMC troops to this day.

Devil dogs. US Marine Corps

Americans fight guerilla in Haiti, 1919

The World War II became a turning point for the Marine Corps, as well as for many other military branches. In the forties of the last century, one of the smallest types of US armed forces received its own Aviation and grew from two brigades to six divisions. After participating in the largest war in stories Despite the dissatisfaction of the military, the government decided to reduce the number of U.S. ILCs, but the Korean War put everything in its place and many units were reinstated. In 1962, on the basis of the 2nd division and the 2nd air wing, the Second Expeditionary Force of the Marine Corps was formed. From those distant days, “devil dogs” began to take on the form that they have now. This concludes our brief historical excursion and return to the harsh present.

Organization and structure


Today, the backbone of the marine corps is the expeditionary unit, which the highbrow Pentagon calls the Marine Air-Ground Task Force, which in an approximate translation to the great and mighty sounds like "air-ground operational forces of the marine corps."

MAGTF is a division that includes infantry, aviation, and rear services. All this allows the expeditionary forces not to spend precious time on establishing cooperation and to be completely self-sufficient, acting autonomously not only from parts of the Air Force or the US Army, but even from other USMC units. Unlike army leaders, the command of the United States ILC does not believe that only one aircraft can win a war. Of course, we can argue about this, remembering the NATO operation against Yugoslavia and its results, but today we are not talking about that at all. The main fist of the expeditionary forces is the infantry, and armored vehicles, aviation and other units only provide support, helping to achieve success on the battlefield.

At present, three naval divisions exist and are ready for action in the United States Naval Forces. Another division is in reserve, and its units can be used to strengthen existing units or make up for losses.

The largest combination of air-ground operational forces can safely be called the expeditionary corps of the marine corps. It is also abbreviated as MEF. There are three such cases. The most attentive reader, probably already noticed that the number of active divisions and corps coincides. In addition to 23 thousand bayonets, the commander of the battle group has an air wing and a supply group on whose shoulders the tasks of demining, building, providing medical assistance and, of course, providing their comrades with fuel and ammunition are laid.

As you understand, one expeditionary force is a very large force, because it makes up 1/3 of the field strength of the ILC. Therefore, the command deploys MEF rarely and only on large (for American cheers and sympathizers) holidays. The last time the full expeditionary force was sent to the war zone 17 years ago, taking part in the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

From the MEF, in turn, one expeditionary brigade and several expeditionary units of the marine corps are formed (except for the third corps, which has only one detachment).

The brigade is considered an intermediate link in the structure of the expeditionary forces and consists of three regiments: infantry, aviation and rear support. The size of such a unit can reach 15 people.


ILC fighter in exercises

Perhaps the most interesting formation in the structure of the Marine Corps can be called an expeditionary unit, abbreviated as MEU. The basis of the formation are the battalion of marines, mixed air squadrons and rear support units. The number does not exceed 2200 people.

The Pacific and Atlantic fleets have three expeditionary units at their disposal, which are participants in a continuous cycle: for 9 months, marines rest and engage in combat training on land, and then on duty for 6 months aboard universal landing ships.

It is the expeditionary units that are most often attracted for operations of various kinds: from anti-terrorist raids to the salvation of American citizens in the godforsaken corners of the globe and the elimination of the consequences of natural disasters.

Last time marines in releases News could be seen recently. At the very beginning of 2020, when the world was on the verge of a large-scale war between Iran and the United States, the soldiers provided security for the American embassy in Baghdad.


The landing of soldiers at the US Embassy in Baghdad. UAV image

But, as they say in television stores, this is not all. The Marine Corps has its own special forces. These are both Force recon - deep reconnaissance companies, obeying the command of expeditionary forces, and gentlemen of a more serious level from the raider regiment, which is at the disposal of the command of special operations of the United States ILC.

Equipment and armament


The armament of parts of the Marine Corps is very different from that used by army units. We start with a look at the marine equipment, because even here the differences are so strong that it will not be difficult to distinguish the “devil dog” from representatives of other military branches.


US Army soldier and marine. Try to find the differences

The main camouflage in the USMC can safely be called MARPAT. This name is an abbreviation for Marine pattern - the coloring of the marine corps. The development of MARPAT began in 2000, and the first batch went to the troops in 2002. Initially, there was only a forest version of camouflage, but after the start of the NATO operation in Afghanistan, it became clear that fighting forest terrorists in the Greater Middle East in forest camouflage was not a good idea. This, in turn, led to the creation of Desert MARPAT - a coloring suitable for operations in the desert.

Currently, the Marine Corps are equipped with both versions of camouflage, which in 2005-2014 compares them favorably with units of the US Army, which for a long time used the extremely unsuccessful coloring of UCP, whose camouflage properties were very, very low.

In addition, marines use ECH helmets, FILBE unloading systems and IMTV body armor, which you cannot see on marines and paratroopers.

The main assault rifle until the 2010s at the U.S. ILC was the M16A4. Now in the hands of the brave marines are more modern M4s, but if you believe the statements of the command, then very soon they will begin to replace them with the M27 - a version of the German rifle HK416 modified to the requirements of the Marines.

It is worth noting that in the units of the ground forces M16 was replaced by M4A1 in the first half of the 2000s.

Now we can talk about heavier weapons, which, by the way, are not so many among the Marines, because the USMC are considered quick reaction forces, and a large number of armored vehicles reduces the speed of the transfer of units.

The armored fist of the USMC consists of the M1A1 Abrams - quite formidable combat vehicles straight from the eighties of the last century. Now this tank can hardly be called modern, because M1A2s, which have more modern electronics and optics, have long been in the arsenal of ground colleagues. All "Abrams" of the Marine Corps are brought together in three tank battalion (one battalion in each division). The fate of combat vehicles is now quite vague: the command plans to completely abandon tanks in order to increase the mobility of expeditionary units.

Perhaps after what has been said above, it may seem that the Marine Corps is using outdated weapons and is seriously behind this area from ground forces. This is not entirely true. So, for example, at the disposal of motorized reconnaissance battalions is the Canadian LAV-25 armored car, equipped with a 25-mm automatic cannon and two 7,62 machine guns. Although the LAV-25 is capable of carrying a 6-man landing force, manuals issued for the Marines emphasize that the main tasks of the machine are reconnaissance and participation in patrols, and using it as an armored personnel carrier is a gross mistake. Currently in service with the U.S. ILC is about 250 LAV-25.


LAV-25 on the deck of the landing ship. Somewhere in the Pacific

Amphibian AAV-7, the production of the first modifications of which began back in 1972, remains the most massive amphibian among all armored vehicles of the U.S. KMP. For democracy and Western values, an armored personnel carrier is equipped with a 40-mm mk.19 automatic grenade launcher and a 12,7-mm Browning heavy machine gun, and in the bowels of the machine 25 marines can easily fit. AAV-7 is designed to deliver infantry from landing ships to the coast and direct participation in hostilities, which, incidentally, does not always end in success. For example, during the battle of Nasiria in Iraq, Americans lost 8 of these armored personnel carriers. Currently, there are 870 AAVP-7A1 units in the US ILC, which the command is going to replace with more modern cars starting from the last decade, but the American designers managed to create a worthy successor to the AAV-7 quite recently. New amphibians, according to the plan, should begin to be delivered to the troops this year, but this is a completely different story.


Amphibian AAV7A1 from the 4th regiment of the United States ILC. Camp Pandleton, CA June 2013

The U.S. ILC has a large and diverse fleet of aircraft. UH-1Y Venom and AH-1Z, which are deeply modernized versions of the Huey and Cobra used in the Vietnam War, as well as the Osprey convertible plane, which are now the most common aircraft in the sky, can support marines in the sky. at the USMC. The latter will be discussed further.

The history of the machine, which our journalists would surely call “unparalleled in the world”, is rather long and thorny: the Osprey made its first flight in 1989, but the tests did not go smoothly: several samples crashed, and the government began to consider the development of a new assault delivery vehicles are a waste of budget funds. However, in 2005, the Marine Corps began to receive the first MV-22B. The baptism of fire of Osprey took place in 2009, when they were involved in the transfer of three hundred marines during Operation Cobra's Anger.

The main highlight of this miracle of engineering is considered to be that the tiltrotor blades can change their position and be located not only in a vertical position, like in an airplane, but also in a horizontal plane, like in a helicopter, which allows this machine to combine the advantages of two types of flying apparatuses.

Despite the enormous cost, low reliability and a large number of accidents involving the Osprey, the MV-22B completely replaced the CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter and continues to be actively used by the US Marine Corps.


MV-22 Osprey at exercises in Djibouti. 2017 year

Afterword


Nowadays, the ILC, considered the largest expeditionary force in the world, is on the verge of large and radical reforms: the Marines will face rearmament, a change in the organizational and staff structure and a shift from the fight against terrorists in the Middle East to the development of opportunities for a quick transfer of forces from the island to an island in the western pacific to contain Chinese fleet. What will come of it, time will tell. Well, for today, our story about the Marine Corps has come to an end.
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  1. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 13 July 2020 07: 16 New
    +6
    It’s a pretty decent and informative article about the old, but at the same time modern and still effective military branch.
    It remains only to note that
    hardened clichés of agitprop forcibly stuck in the TTX today look like an anachronism:
    "To bring democracy and Western values ​​to the armored personnel carrier installed 40-mm automatic grenade launcher mk.19 and 12,7-mm heavy machine gun Browning system ..." - as they wrote about 45 years ago.
    The expression "Middle East" should not be interpreted so broadly. It does not apply to Afghanistan.
    The author of new successes. hi
    1. Civil
      Civil 13 July 2020 07: 41 New
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      The main assault rifle until the 2010s at the U.S. ILC was the M16A4. Now in the hands of the brave marines are more modern M4s, but if you believe the statements of the command, then very soon they will begin to replace them with the M27 - a version of the German rifle HK416 modified to the requirements of the Marines.

      The shooter is changed like gloves, there is no need to switch to AK-74 once and solve all issues)
    2. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 13 July 2020 07: 41 New
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      Good morning! hi Well, it’s necessary to show the true insides of American imperialism, the center of which is New York - the fabulously prosaic city of capitalist automatism, where the aesthetic theory of cubism triumphs on the streets, and the moral philosophy of the dollar in the hearts! negative
      1. Catfish
        Catfish 13 July 2020 08: 41 New
        +5
        And do not say, Albert, just some kind of nightmare! am
        Good morning, I tried to find the differences in the pictures presented above, and I did not find any cardinal ones, except that the pants are different. request
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 13 July 2020 08: 52 New
          +6
          Good morning! hi
          The infantryman’s shoes are more expensive)).
          And today is Trotsky’s quote day.
          1. Phil77
            Phil77 13 July 2020 09: 09 New
            +5
            * Every revolution is done so that thieves and pr.o.st.ti.t.tk.i become philosophers and poets. *
            L.D. Trotsky.
            1. Krasnodar
              Krasnodar 13 July 2020 09: 35 New
              +3
              ... The sharper and more intense the class struggle, the deeper the social crisis, the more tense the politics gets, the more concentrated and ruthless the state power becomes and the more frankly it throws off the veils of morality
              Comrade Bronstein
              1. ccsr
                ccsr 13 July 2020 11: 13 New
                +3
                Quote: Krasnodar
                Comrade Bronstein

                Bronstein is a comrade to you, and not to us - it is not in vain that Comrade Stalin destroyed him for his dirty work.
                1. Krasnodar
                  Krasnodar 13 July 2020 11: 18 New
                  +3
                  Who is this for you? I am an anti-communist laughing
                  About Bronstein - he said one thing that proved its correctness. “If the revolution does not spread to the rest of the world, especially the industrialized countries of Western Europe, socialism in Russia will be a temporary phenomenon” hi
                  1. ccsr
                    ccsr 13 July 2020 11: 39 New
                    +2
                    Quote: Krasnodar
                    I am an anti-communist

                    Moreover, terry - even the Communist Party of Israel did not enter upon arrival from the USSR. Did the public party card burn like Shpakovsky or not?
                    Quote: Krasnodar
                    About Bronstein - he said one thing that proved its correctness.

                    He spoke so much different nonsense after 1917, that if you examine all of his "creativity" then in the end you will come to the question - what was he talking about?
                    China and Vietnam have denied Bronstein - or do you think it is not the Communists who rule?
                    1. Krasnodar
                      Krasnodar 13 July 2020 12: 01 New
                      +1
                      1) At the age of 14, he came to Israel, but already knew about the special distributors and special clinics of the party elite in a society of universal equality fellow
                      2) For example? He was against the Polish campaign (failure), he was for attracting specialists from the tsarist times in all spheres of life of Soviet Russia, he was against the NEP, for the speedy collectivization of agricultural production and industrialization, which Stalin later did))
                      3) China - pensions of at least 25% of workers are 3000 rubles per month, and they have appeared recently. Ownership of weapons of production (and very large concerns) are in private hands. Non-social capitalist country with a totalitarian form of government, following the path of Singapore. In Vietnam, there are no pensions at all, but relatives of party members are the owners of restaurants and hotels, being dollar millionaires in the country with an average salary of 21 thousand rubles a month)).
                  2. A. Privalov
                    A. Privalov 13 July 2020 13: 04 New
                    +3
                    Quote: Krasnodar
                    “If the revolution does not spread to the rest of the world, especially the industrialized countries of Western Europe, socialism in Russia will be a temporary phenomenon”

                    In order to understand this, there was no need to wait for Trotsky's statements. The creation of developed socialism in one particular country is not possible by definition. Almost 100 years before Lev Davydovich, this postulate quite clearly and unequivocally clarified Friedrich Friedrichovich:
                    19-th question: Can ... a revolution happen in any one country?
                    Answer: Not. Big industry, by the fact that it created the world market, connected all the nations of the globe, especially civilized nations, so that each of them depends on what is happening to the other. Then large-scale industry so balanced social development in all civilized countries that everywhere the bourgeoisie and the proletariat became the two decisive classes of society and the struggle between them - the main struggle of our time. Therefore, the communist revolution will not only be national, but will occur simultaneously in all civilized countries, that is, at least in England, America, France and Germany. In each of these countries it will develop faster or slower, depending on which of these countries has more developed industry, more wealth has accumulated, and there is a larger number of productive forces. Therefore, it will be carried out more slowly and hardest in Germany, faster and easier in England. It will also have a significant impact on the rest of the world and will completely change and extremely accelerate their previous course of development. It is a world revolution and must therefore have a worldwide arena.
                    (Engels F. "Principles of Communism", 1847)
                    1. Krasnodar
                      Krasnodar 13 July 2020 13: 24 New
                      +3
                      I read the theoreticians - but Lenin, Trotsky, Zinoviev, Sverdlov, Kamenev and Bukharin were practitioners.
                      Stalin, on the other hand, decided to build "socialism in a single country", posing as a connoisseur, interpreter and systematizer of works ... Lenin.
          2. Catfish
            Catfish 13 July 2020 09: 56 New
            +1
            And today is Trotsky’s quote day.

            Long live the ice ax collector! laughing
            1. Krasnodar
              Krasnodar 13 July 2020 11: 29 New
              +3
              Last collected head off))))
        2. Grim Reaper
          Grim Reaper 13 July 2020 16: 43 New
          0
          The letter is covered by a "protective device";) But the whole article is interesting. Thanks to the author.
      2. Phil77
        Phil77 13 July 2020 09: 05 New
        +2
        Quote: Krasnodar
        is New York - a fabulously prosaic city of capitalist automatism,

        Hi Albert! * City of the Golden Calf *! laughing Freedom Angela Davis !!! drinks
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 13 July 2020 09: 33 New
          +2
          Hello, Sergey! hi
          Here is a lot cooler:

          The Chinese people strongly support the revolutionary struggle of the American people. I am sure that the courageously fighting American people will ultimately achieve victory, and that fascist domination in the USA will inevitably fail. The Nixon government, trapped in the grip of internal and external difficulties, is facing complete chaos in the country and in an extremely isolated position in the world. Mass movement of protest against American aggression in Cambodia swept the globe
          Mao
          1. dauria
            dauria 13 July 2020 14: 15 New
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            The Chinese people strongly support the revolutionary struggle of the American people.

            Well, what is modernity? What are all these expeditionary corps good for? It is possible to overcome an island or a page, but only if the enemy (a real opponent of the PRC or the Russian Federation, and not the page itself) swallows such impudence. If not, the time factor is reduced to zero. Mobilization, concentration of forces and means will follow, and finally they will stand on the threshold of the vigorous-baton and decide who needs this island. So it was with Cuba, Iraq and Syria with Libya no one touched while the USSR was. So it will be further. Only now will the United States and China share the planet. And the "expeditions" - well, except to the moon, she didn’t give up to anyone. Not the Kuril Islands and not Haiti.
            1. Krasnodar
              Krasnodar 13 July 2020 14: 28 New
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              Iraq was touched by the USSR, the evil Israel squeezed a piece of Syria and Egypt, but not the point. As for the long loaf, the conflict with nuclear in China in 1969 ended with the military victory of the Union and ... the transfer of the disputed territory (its remnants) to China. Libya, by the way, was bombed by the Americans in the mid-80s.
              Butting because of Cuba was the point, butting because of some Venezuela, no one would rattle vigorously with a loaf.
              1. dauria
                dauria 13 July 2020 14: 37 New
                0
                Butting because of Cuba was the point, butting because of some Venezuela, no one would rattle vigorously with a loaf.

                What am I talking about?
                Well, did you need somewhere expeditionary forces or airborne forces? So that without them it’s straight to nowhere and they provide a bridgehead and victory? Not. And victories and defeats were predetermined by the alignment of forces and the determination to go VA-BANK by two monsters of the USA and the USSR. And Israel - well, you fight there in your tavern, beat the faces of each other. On health, just do not climb out into the street, and adult uncles will not touch you. Especially do not anger the Chinese, they are much closer to the Fuhrer than many people think.
                1. Krasnodar
                  Krasnodar 13 July 2020 14: 51 New
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                  Airborne Forces - in addition to the MTR in Afghanistan and Prague of the 68th (from what we know), the marins also appeared in conflicts of the same order. As for adult uncles - the USSR there lit up with its divisions twice (1970-1982-84), in the first case, Sinai was never returned to Egypt (the United States was returned by diplomacy and bribes to both sides), in the second case, really - the Americans asked the Jews under the pretext of Saboya and Shatily left Beirut and butted with the Syrians, who were under the cover of Soviet air defense (in the end, they lost, by and large). As for the time of today, the Russian Federation has good MTRs and, Trump card, Strategic Rocket Forces and other carriers of the loaf. For the rest - it subjectively seems to me that we are talking about an army that is not ready for a conflict with a modern, motivated and well-trained opponent. Not because of the servicemen themselves, but because of the management, training and control system. hi
                  1. dauria
                    dauria 13 July 2020 15: 59 New
                    +2
                    Airborne Forces - in addition to the MTR in Afghanistan and Prague of the 68th (from what we know), the marins also appeared in conflicts of the same order.


                    The outcome of everything that you bring was predetermined. The United States would not burn for the sake of Prague, and for the USSR, the integrity of the social camp was vital. Whether there is a "quick" or "slow" response - do not care. The result was determined in advance. Same thing with other places. The only question is the leadership’s readiness to begin the bloody massacre without bluffing. Is the current RF capable of this? Maximum - capable of neutrality, sending nafig all trying to drag into their orbits.
                    Neither the population nor the economy comparable to the USA and China. So the army will go out. And pieces will be torn and squeezed out from everywhere.
                    1. Krasnodar
                      Krasnodar 13 July 2020 16: 05 New
                      +1
                      Depends on the importance of the task. They took the Crimea. The Donbass was provided with the current territorial conflict, which did not allow Ukraine to enter NATO. The states with China will also not take risks because of Ukrainians or, say, Kyrgyzs (conditionally). Also, Russia will not do anything against the States in Venezuela or the Chinese in, say, Mongolia - their platform.
      3. Prisoner
        Prisoner 13 July 2020 12: 30 New
        +2
        laughing Yeah. And Malevich's “Black Square” was renamed “Afrokvadrat”.
        1. Revolver
          Revolver 13 July 2020 17: 52 New
          +2
          Quote: Captive
          laughing Yeah. And Malevich's “Black Square” was renamed “Afrokvadrat”.

          One of the versions that Malevich meant to depict: "Negros at night steal coal. "Ah, excuse me, politically incorrect came out. Firstly, not blacks, but African Americans. Secondly, they do not steal, but redistribute wealth.
          1. Alexey RA
            Alexey RA 15 July 2020 18: 24 New
            +1
            Quote: Nagan
            One of the versions that Malevich had in mind was to portray: "Blacks steal coal at night."

            But this is plagiarism. smile
            There was such a prankster artist Alfons Alle. So, long before Malevich, he painted a whole series of monochrome paintings:
            "Battle of blacks in a cave at night"(1882) - a completely black rectangle (almost a square).
            "Anemic girls go to the first Communion in the snowy season"(1883) - a completely white rectangle.
            "Harvesting tomatoes on the Red Sea by apoplexy cardinals"(1884) - a completely red rectangle.
    3. Lara Croft
      Lara Croft 13 July 2020 21: 36 New
      0
      Quote: A. Privalov
      It’s a pretty decent and informative article about the old, but at the same time modern and still effective military branch.

      Read better, on the same VO ...
      https://topwar.ru/8027-morskaya-pehota-ssha.html
      And what did you mean by the still effective military branch? Incidentally, it is part of the US RRF ...
      Do you not know this .... as a citizen of the country walking in the same channel of military preparations with the American military in the BV, against the working Arab people ...
      1. Evgeny Rodionov
        18 July 2020 12: 20 New
        0
        What other units are included in the SBR? Part of the 82nd Airborne Division?
        1. Lara Croft
          Lara Croft 18 July 2020 15: 24 New
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          Quote: Evgeny Rodionov
          What other units are included in the SBR? Part of the 82nd Airborne Division?

          The entire 18th VDK (4 divisions - VDD, VShD, LPD, MD), Gr. Special Forces, Regiment and Ranger Battalion ....
          Well, and the "little fire brigade" in the person of the l / s 173rd VDBr. US Army ... which is always thrown first ...
    4. Evgeny Rodionov
      18 July 2020 12: 33 New
      0
      Thank you very much for your feedback, I will definitely take your comments into account when writing new articles.
      In recent decades, the term Greater Middle East has appeared and gained sufficient popularity, and it is this expression that is quite applied to Afghanistan
  2. Revolver
    Revolver 13 July 2020 07: 44 New
    0
    Semper Fi!
    ___________
    1. Phil77
      Phil77 13 July 2020 09: 15 New
      +2
      Quote: Nagan
      Semper Fi!

      Semper Fidelis? This phrase is also the motto of the Swiss special forces. soldier
      1. Catfish
        Catfish 13 July 2020 09: 47 New
        +3
        Seryozha, hi!
        Do you have special forces in Switzerland? And to hell with him? laughing
        1. Revolver
          Revolver 13 July 2020 09: 58 New
          +3
          Quote: Sea Cat
          Do you have special forces in Switzerland? And to hell with him?

          And so that no one makes them happy with some “ism”.
          1. Catfish
            Catfish 13 July 2020 10: 02 New
            +2
            So they have, as far as I know, all sorts of "isms" and without outside help above the roof. wink
        2. Phil77
          Phil77 13 July 2020 10: 05 New
          +2
          And why not? Everyone has it, well, it should be in Switzerland! soldier
          1. Phil77
            Phil77 13 July 2020 10: 07 New
            +2
            There was an article about him in 2013, at VO.
        3. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 13 July 2020 10: 12 New
          +4
          Quote: Sea Cat
          Seryozha, hi!
          Do you have special forces in Switzerland? And to hell with him? laughing

          Traditions - their 50 unfortunate F-18s make an annual raid higher than American pilots of carrier-based aviation, cleared roads and hedgehogs removed from tank-dangerous directions 10 years ago, and bunkers in the mountains serving only one gun - this is something with something laughing Although in a more or less large-scale aerial battle of the 40th year of Goering aces they skipped)).
        4. Sidor Amenpodestovich
          Sidor Amenpodestovich 13 July 2020 11: 03 New
          +3
          Quote: Sea Cat
          Do you have special forces in Switzerland? And to hell with him?

          Maintain neutrality.
      2. Pavel Amarok
        Pavel Amarok 13 July 2020 10: 16 New
        +1
        And the motto of the city of Lviv and much more.
      3. Legionista
        Legionista 13 July 2020 21: 52 New
        -1
        This phrase is also the motto of the Swiss special forces.

        And still
        - 47th Infantry Regiment (France)
        - Taiwan ILC (Chinese version)
        - Romanian Security Services (equivalent to the FSO)
        - The Government Guard of Hungary (analogue of the FSO)
        - Infantry Regiment "WEST NOVA SCOTIA REGIMENT" NE Canada
        - 11th U.S. Infantry Regiment
        And, a little in a modified form, but with the same semantic load of the Carabinieri of Italy (Arma dei Carabinieri)
  3. Phil77
    Phil77 13 July 2020 10: 03 New
    +3
    And here is the question to the respected Eugene / author of the article. And why is the first Barbary war of 1801-1805 not mentioned? Just there the first experience of foreign operations at the ILC appeared. hi
    1. Evgeny Rodionov
      18 July 2020 15: 06 New
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      Good day, I didn’t write about the First Berberian because the entire history of the ILC was written quite superficially, because the article was all about the current state of the Marine Corps, and the fight against pirates at the beginning of the XNUMXth century did not affect the development of this kind of troops, except mentioning Tripoli in the Marines' anthem. If I confuse something, then correct :)
  4. Pavel Amarok
    Pavel Amarok 13 July 2020 10: 19 New
    +2
    Very interesting article; I like the process of preparing the Marines, but I do not like the aggressive foreign policy with the use of the ILC as a punishing hand by “overseas partners”.
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 13 July 2020 11: 12 New
      +2
      This is already the tenth case, the article is not about politics (almost without politics).
      1. Pavel Amarok
        Pavel Amarok 13 July 2020 11: 16 New
        +1
        Therefore, I did not begin to extend this topic.
  5. Lynx2000
    Lynx2000 13 July 2020 15: 13 New
    +1
    what
    Interesting article, informative. As the saying goes: "if you want to see the world - sign up for the US ILC, clothing, food, travel and physical training at a state expense."

    Anecdote:
    “Why don't the marines retreat in battle?”
    - They have nowhere to retreat, behind the sea ...

    wink
    I think that during the summer salmon season, the Northeastern frontiers of the Motherland are reliably closed from enemy naval assault by our Russian "angry" fishermen.
  6. Gloomy skeptic
    Gloomy skeptic 13 July 2020 16: 07 New
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    The shooter is changed like gloves, there is no need to switch to AK-74 once and solve all issues)

    And to buy all this quality in Russia or they and the Chinese will come down ??? Yes, you’re a dreamer, my friend !!!
  7. Gloomy skeptic
    Gloomy skeptic 13 July 2020 16: 12 New
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    As the saying goes: "if you want to see the world - sign up for the US ILC, clothing, food, travel and physical training at a state expense."

    The funeral is also at the same expense.
  8. Hydrography Bay Golden Horn
    Hydrography Bay Golden Horn 13 July 2020 18: 47 New
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    The ILC is armed as its command wants, they are not behind the ground forces in armaments
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 15 July 2020 18: 35 New
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      Quote: Hydrography Bay Golden Horn
      KMP is armed as its command wants

      The ILC is armed with how much money is available from his command. The same "Sea Apache" they oh how they wanted, but even during the Cold War did not pull on finances. I don’t even talk about EFV - instead of transferring to a new BMP, the marines had to continue to ride on Vietnam’s APCs, renamed the "assault vehicle."
      The most interesting thing happened with the “Abrams”. The ILC used the M60 when the whole army had already moved to the Abrams. And he began to rearm almost with Egypt. This was not justified by the slander of the KMP, but by the fact that the M60 got into the LCU-8, and the Abrams didn’t (which sharply reduced the ability to land tanks, because the LCU-8 could take more than the LCU-1610 or LCAC). But even after the rearmament to the Abrams, the marines continued to use the old stuff anyway, lagging behind the ground investigators by several modernizations.
  9. Hydrography Bay Golden Horn
    Hydrography Bay Golden Horn 13 July 2020 18: 48 New
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    The ILC, in addition to guarding embassies, is responsible for guarding all residences of the US President
  10. Hydrography Bay Golden Horn
    Hydrography Bay Golden Horn 13 July 2020 18: 52 New
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    Special Forces KMP has long been included in the MTR of the Marine Corps
  11. bandabas
    bandabas 14 July 2020 00: 37 New
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    Everything is known in battle.
  12. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 15 July 2020 18: 14 New
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    Perhaps after what has been said above, it may seem that the Marine Corps is using outdated weapons and is seriously behind this area from ground forces. This is not entirely true. So, for example, at the disposal of motorized reconnaissance battalions is the Canadian armored car LAV-25, equipped with a 25-mm automatic cannon and two machine guns of 7,62 caliber.

    Developed in the early 80s and started with the purchase at the same time.
    No, the ILC does not use outdated weapons at all. laughing
  13. Talipov Rustam
    Talipov Rustam 23 August 2020 01: 21 New
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    These are scum who, coming to your house, will kill your children, there is no need to heroize them, look at what they did in Vietnam, the best reward for them and such as they, even in our country, is to send these coves to Hell!