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"Marines make excellent national guardsmen": on the fate of the soldiers and tanks of the disbanded US ILC units

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The United States reports on the fate of the military tank units of the Marine Corps. Recall that earlier the military command made a decision to disband the tank units of the ILC, arguing that it was necessary to increase the mobility of corps units "for more effective counteraction to China and Russia." This decision caused a mixed reaction. Opponents of the ongoing reform noted that tens of thousands of military personnel could become unemployed overnight.


Today, Brigadier General Farin Schwartz, commander of the Idaho National Guard, declared that "Marines make excellent National Guardsmen." This statement from General Schwartz came after the implementation of the initiative, providing for the entry into the US National Guard of those servicemen whose divisions in the Marine Corps were disbanded.

Brigadier General Schwartz:

For the foreseeable future, we will continue to focus on making this transition as smooth as possible.

It is known that the personnel of the US National Guard in Idaho included about half of the personnel of the former tank company of the ILC. At the same time, the fate of the other half of the same disbanded tank company has not yet been reported.

Former Marines from the 4th Tank Battalion of the Marine Corps took the oath of allegiance to the US National Guard at Gowan Field.

The fate of the M1A1 Abrams tanks, which were operated in the ILC, is also reported. After the disbandment of the tank units, these tanks were sent to special logistics centers for storage. Some of them will be completely decommissioned, and some will be transferred to tank units of other types and branches of the US forces. The option of selling tanks to the "allies" is also being considered.
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Idaho State Administration (USA)
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  1. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 16 September 2020 16: 25
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    One tank battalion of the KMP will turn into two motorized battalions of the National Guard?
    1. PSih2097
      PSih2097 16 September 2020 17: 52
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      Quote: stock buildbat
      One tank battalion of the KMP will turn into two motorized battalions of the National Guard?

      And in the event of war, there will be two motorized battalions of the ILC - the National Guard, an active reserve of fuel oil, infantry, flyers and waterfowl of the US Armed Forces.
      1. Reserve buildbat
        Reserve buildbat 16 September 2020 17: 53
        +1
        This is exactly what I meant. Disguised troop growth.
        1. Sergej1972
          Sergej1972 17 September 2020 08: 35
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          Why disguised? The American National Guard is officially considered part of the armed forces, and their numbers are taken into account when calculating the number of the US armed forces.
      2. tagil
        tagil 16 September 2020 19: 29
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        Oh, in the event of war, the American army will whine, cry and roll on the floor in hysterics, and if someone is injured or even killed, it will be a psychological trauma for life. And no matter how many troops and National Guard they have.
        The US military showered journalists with "insiders" on the topic of new rules for the ideological training of privates and officers, which would turn one of the most powerful armies on the planet into "nasty troops" of indeterminate gender, who are encouraged to complain more often, cry, take less risk and do not get involved in fights, do not hesitate to show your weakness and visit a psychologist more often. This is all carried out in the framework of the fight against racial prejudice and training on "toxic masculinity", that is, courage. This, according to the Pentagon, will allow us to defeat the wave of hazing, suicide and rape, which began in the Pentagon after being allowed to serve pederasts, transgender people and other mental patients.
        If you take it that way, then the American army has never really fought.
    2. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 17 September 2020 08: 32
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      The US National Guard also has tank battalions. This is an integral part of the American armed forces, their reserve, which is under the double subordination of the authorities of individual states and the federation, and not a militarized law enforcement structure, like the National Guard of most Latin American countries, the gendarmerie France (which, nevertheless, is under the double subordination of the ministries of defense and internal affairs France) and Romania, Italian carabinieri. The American National Guard has artillery, fighters, attack aircraft, and combat helicopters.
  2. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 16 September 2020 16: 25
    +4
    If you want to see the world - join the Marinesthey said ...
    But no one warned that under world Idaho was meant. smile
  3. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 16 September 2020 16: 26
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    Former Marines from the 4th Tank Battalion of the Marine Corps took the oath of allegiance to the US National Guard at Gowan Field.
    Do they take an oath to the armies there, not the country? It's funny ... how many career oaths you can take ..
    1. Avior
      Avior 16 September 2020 17: 09
      +3
      The National Guard and the army have different oaths.
      The army has an oath to the country, from the National Guard to the country and to a specific state
      1. KVU-NSVD
        KVU-NSVD 16 September 2020 17: 13
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        Quote: Avior
        The National Guard and the army have different oaths.
        The army has an oath to the country, from the National Guard to the country and to a specific state

        Thanks for the clarifications . Confused by the phrase in the note
        Former Marines from the 4th Tank Battalion of the Marine Corps took the oath of allegiance to the US National Guard
        hi
      2. PSih2097
        PSih2097 16 September 2020 18: 03
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        Quote: Avior
        The National Guard and the army have different oaths.
        The army has an oath to the country, from the National Guard to the country and to a specific state

        it's just that the US National Guard has the authority to act inside the country, and in the event of war, ALL fighters return to their branches of service.
        The US National Guard is "Fees" and "guerrillas" in the US army, mandatory at least twice a year, paid by the country's budget, and not sickly paid from 2 to 500 Baku per month + all kinds of subsidies for housing and communal services, loan deferrals etc.
        1. Avior
          Avior 16 September 2020 20: 41
          +1
          In their army, they also have the oath of an officer, where the fight not only with external enemies, but also with internal ones is specially stipulated.
          https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.topwar.ru/2687-teksty-voennoj-prisyagi-ryada-inostranyx-gosudarstv.html
          In case of war, they can act as part of their own units, or they can be drafted into the army.
        2. Sergej1972
          Sergej1972 17 September 2020 08: 37
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          The National Guard also has a permanent staff.
        3. Sergej1972
          Sergej1972 17 September 2020 08: 38
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          If necessary, the US Army (according to our ground forces) can operate within the country.
  4. Dmitry Makarov
    Dmitry Makarov 16 September 2020 16: 41
    +1
    Americans are shrinking, World expansion is over, now these seals will quell the riots inside the United States, bursting at the seams.
    1. orionvitt
      orionvitt 16 September 2020 17: 12
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      Quote: Dmitry Makarov
      will crush riots inside the bursting at the seams of the United States.

      Ha, they need it more now. As the saying goes, "no matter how long the rope twists, no one is immune from revolutions." Especially when the ruling class considers itself celestials forever. So it's the FSA's turn.
    2. PSih2097
      PSih2097 16 September 2020 18: 07
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      Quote: Dmitry Makarov
      these seals will now quell riots inside the bursting United States.

      I am afraid it is not. Their number is no more than a regiment anyway, and it is necessary to put pressure on the mass, especially since the bases are in the South, in the KSA, so they will most likely be strengthened closer to resources.
      1. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 17 September 2020 08: 41
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        The composition of the population of the southern states has changed so much over a century and a half that in many of them the majority of residents do not feel any reverence for the CSA. And the largest US state in terms of population and economy, located in the southwestern United States, California, was on the side of the North. In addition, the vast majority of its inhabitants are descendants of those who came to the state in the 20th century.
    3. Doliva63
      Doliva63 16 September 2020 19: 46
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      Quote: Dmitry Makarov
      Americans are shrinking, World expansion is over, now these seals will quell the riots inside the United States, bursting at the seams.

      Navy seals - intelligence of the Navy (they do not belong to the ILC), were they all fired too? belay
  5. Free wind
    Free wind 16 September 2020 16: 51
    +2
    A month ago, the same author, or maybe this one, wrote about the reduction of tank units in order to optimize costs, apparently got a scolding, they did not pay deny. Now they are reducing tank units to attack Russia and China. Bravo, thunderous applause. Rather not an oath, but perhaps an oath to comrades.
  6. Prutkov
    Prutkov 16 September 2020 17: 02
    +1
    Everything is logical. On the globe ended countries against which the United States could conduct ground classic wars. There is either a trifle or a country against which some tanks will not be enough. everything could end in a nuclear winter. But the special operations forces where the main principle is to hit and run away are just needed. F-35 and cruise missiles should provide fire support. No one is going to seize and hold territories.