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Thousands of US Marines may leave service due to reform related to the withdrawal of tanks from the ILC

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US military experts criticized the plans to reform the US Marine Corps, which were announced in the program "Force Design 2030". One of the parts of the US ILC reform program, as Voennoye Obozreniye previously reported, is the rejection of heavy armored vehicles.


In particular, the command of the Marine Corps is called upon (hereinafter - the term from the program) “to deactivate tank battalions ". This is due, as noted, so that in the future the Marines will become "an easier and more mobile formation of the US Army."

American military expert Caleb Larson believes that such a decision on the reform being promoted is a "gift to China."

The American press notes that the main battle tanks "Abrams" will go "under the knife" in the ILC. The statement of American General David Berger is quoted:

The Marine Corps is now focusing on allowing forces to move forward as much as possible, even if they are on the high seas. We should start the transition to a lighter expeditionary option today to support and conduct operations in the coastal zone.

Heavy armored vehicles do not fit into this concept.

At the same time, the problem, which is indicated in the American media, is as follows: not only will hundreds of tanks and heavy infantry fighting vehicles have to be used in other branches of the armed forces, but also thousands of marines who have operated this technique. As noted, "many Marines may leave the service, since the Pentagon has not yet proposed any unambiguous plan for their further service." While many of them remain in the units, in fact, as maintenance personnel.

Earlier in the United States, it was said that the ILC was waiting for a large-scale re-profiling of personnel. But so far, as far as we know, there is no such expenditure item in the US military budget.
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  1. Hydrography Bay Golden Horn
    Hydrography Bay Golden Horn 31 July 2020 09: 12 New
    -4
    I wonder why exactly the ILC guards the President's Residence?
    1. Crimean partisan 1974
      Crimean partisan 1974 31 July 2020 09: 20 New
      +1
      I wonder why it is the KMP that guards the President's Residence? ..... maybe there are fewer blacks and frigid girls ... although there is a pair of each creature everywhere
      1. Cyril G ...
        Cyril G ... 31 July 2020 10: 04 New
        +5
        The tradition is old, besides, one should not forget about the special status of the ILC. They could be used only by the decision of the president ...
        1. Crimean partisan 1974
          Crimean partisan 1974 31 July 2020 11: 32 New
          +1
          They could be used exclusively by the decision of the president ........... well, wax from a specific building in a striped country. and the National Guard is directly subordinate to the prezik. which consists of "by leftovers" in the military budget striped, .... but my assumption consists of the fact that the Republicans are dixies by their nature, and dixies are slavers and operators of blacks, therefore, given that even after the signing of the convention dixies remained dixies accounted for the lion's share in the MP corps, then everything is obvious, .... there are fewer blacks and lagabetes than in the rest of the sun striped
          1. your1970
            your1970 31 July 2020 13: 13 New
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            The fact that the Marines have historically been guarded by the US embassies around the world for the entire 20th century, isn't it?
            1. Crimean partisan 1974
              Crimean partisan 1974 31 July 2020 13: 23 New
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              The fact that the marines were historically guarded by the US embassy ....... not Seryoga. The Marine Corps is not the same thing as the Marine Corps. and the embassies ..... well, well, and the striped embassy is covered by Langley specialists, well, as far as I know
              1. your1970
                your1970 31 July 2020 13: 26 New
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                Quote: Crimean partisan 1974
                wax embassies striped covers langley specialists,

                therefore the USSR managed to recruit marine from the security of the embassy in Moscow ??? Oh well...
          2. Sergej1972
            Sergej1972 31 July 2020 15: 00 New
            +1
            The National Guard is subordinate to the governors of the states, although it also has federal governing bodies. This is a regional, state (from the word "state" as a subject of the American federation) component of the US armed forces. During the threatened period, it becomes subordinate to federal structures.
  2. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 31 July 2020 09: 19 New
    +1
    There are fewer and fewer Banana Republics without coastal anti-ship missile complexes. All are acquiring anti-ship missiles. Probably, you have calculated until you deliver these tanks to the coast, you will lose more. The option with us or China, for sure, will not be rented. They can count the Ablo.
    1. Pereira
      Pereira 31 July 2020 09: 36 New
      +2
      Or simply serviceable tanks in the ground forces are running out.
      1. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 31 July 2020 19: 13 New
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        Quote: Pereira
        Or simply serviceable tanks in the ground forces are running out.

        Replenishing ground forces with the ILC tanks is like robbing a museum. smile
        Worse than with tanks, the Marines have a situation only with helicopters and infantry fighting vehicles.
    2. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 31 July 2020 09: 40 New
      +1
      The ILC are reformatted for the war in the South China Sea Region, in that theater of operations tanks are not needed. There will be no war in mainland China, nor in Iran. There are no more large enemies. Why spend money on weapons that you don't need? And the money is very big, modernization of tanks, crews, service personnel, delivery vehicles, etc.
      1. Cyril G ...
        Cyril G ... 31 July 2020 10: 03 New
        +2
        Quote: Grazdanin
        There will be no war in mainland China, nor in Iran. There are no more large enemies. Why spend money on weapons that you don't need?


        It seems so to them. However, I wish them not to dwell on this ...
  3. Maki maki
    Maki maki 31 July 2020 09: 30 New
    +7
    It is unlikely that the ILC will be left completely without tanks. Some of the units will be staffed anyway.
    1. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 31 July 2020 09: 33 New
      0
      The new staff structure does not provide for the presence of tanks. MBT in the KMP will not be.
      1. Maki maki
        Maki maki 31 July 2020 09: 36 New
        +6
        How will they defend Taiwan and Vilnius? Strikers?
        1. English tarantas
          English tarantas 31 July 2020 18: 52 New
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          Probably the army
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 31 July 2020 09: 37 New
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    Thousands of U.S. Marines may leave service
    May not mean they will leave at the end of the contract. And whoever leaves, he will join the ranks of the riots in American cities and will defend the rights of black life, spitting on whites, or defend the property of their parents from the fighters.
  5. newcomer
    newcomer 31 July 2020 09: 47 New
    0
    Probably, the Yankees want a light tank from JJ for the Marines. Dynamis?
    1. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 31 July 2020 09: 57 New
      0
      LAV-25 will
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 31 July 2020 10: 02 New
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        They are already there.
        1. Grazdanin
          Grazdanin 31 July 2020 10: 05 New
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          And they really like it, they will increase the number, tanks are not provided for under the new strategy at all
  6. Cyril G ...
    Cyril G ... 31 July 2020 10: 00 New
    +1
    Let's wish the US Armed Forces more and more cool reforms!
  7. Pavel57
    Pavel57 31 July 2020 10: 27 New
    +1
    Quote: Hydrography Bay Golden Horn
    I wonder why exactly the ILC guards the President's Residence?


    But not on tanks.
  8. abrakadabre
    abrakadabre 31 July 2020 10: 56 New
    +2
    Thousands of US Marines may leave service due to reform related to the withdrawal of tanks from the ILC
    And why don't you want to cry about it? .. Maybe I'm flawed?
    1. Cyril G ...
      Cyril G ... 31 July 2020 11: 34 New
      0
      What are you, however, not tolerant !!!
  9. 5-9
    5-9 31 July 2020 11: 12 New
    +1
    What a useful reform for us and the free countries of the world!
  10. Disorder
    Disorder 31 July 2020 11: 26 New
    -1
    Problems with the "automatic loader" however.
  11. sergo1914
    sergo1914 31 July 2020 11: 58 New
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    ... allow forces to move forward as much as possible, even if they are on the high seas.


    What prevents you from moving forward as much as possible on the high seas on a tank?
    1. 5-9
      5-9 31 July 2020 12: 30 New
      0
      Yes, nothing interferes.
      The Marines have old tanks, even like the A1. Money is needed for modernization, but it is not. Expensive in content.
      Another passing off of need for virtue.
      Plus, it looks like they are still abandoning interventionism outside the Americas ... And in Latin, especially taking into account the theaters there, and there will be enough light bombs
  12. alien308
    alien308 31 July 2020 17: 36 New
    0
    ILC is used not only for coastal operations. This is a lifesaver. It will be more difficult to help out without tanks. Reform named after Grachev. We need to save more on the most combat-ready forces.
  13. Scharnhorst
    Scharnhorst 31 July 2020 17: 52 New
    0
    I give the business project to the command of the USMC for free. Abrams KMP exchange with Ukraine for T-72. The crew is one less black-ass loader; T-72 is 15 tons lighter than M1 - it will fit into the concept; and 300 million green, promised annually, not to give - to write off the difference in the weight of scrap metal. That will be a peremog in dill!
  14. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 31 July 2020 19: 11 New
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    At the same time, the problem that is indicated in the American media is as follows: not only will hundreds of tanks and heavy infantry fighting vehicles have to be used in other branches of the armed forces, but also thousands of Marine Corps personnel who have operated this equipment.

    What, what, what kind of heavy infantry fighting vehicles in the ILC? LAV-25 or what? Or, not by nightfall, will they remember LVTP-7? smile
    And the former KMP tanks will be really difficult to attach - because the Marines in tanks are traditionally a generation behind (they have M1A1).