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History Marine Corps

The Marine Corps dates back to 1775. During the War of Independence, the Second Continental Congress approved the creation of two marine battalions to serve on the Continental ships fleet. In 1798, the Fifth United States Congress formally established the United States Marine Corps. Over their 235-year history, the Marines distinguished themselves in many battles - from the Battle of Bello Wood to Iwo Jima, from the Battle of Chosin Reservoir to the siege of Khesani and the assault of Faluji. Due to the fact that parts of the marine corps are traditionally trained, organized and equipped specifically for operations outside their territory, the MP has long been considered an American rapid reaction force.


Marine Corps Command

General James Conway - 34 on account of the Commander of the Marine Corps. Conway - an experienced infantry officer, he previously headed the 1 and 2 divisions of the Marine Corps, participated in the operations "Desert Storm" and "Iraqi Freedom", and visited Iraq twice.

Commander - the highest official of the Marine Corps. Along with the commander of the Navy, he is a member of the Joint Staff Committee. The Commander of the MP is responsible for the planning, use and supply of parts and divisions of the Corps and garrison teams.

Organization and Management of the Marine Corps


The headquarters of the Atlantic Forces of the United States Marine Corps (MARFORCOM) is located at the Norfolk Naval Base. Led by the Atlantic forces, which, along with the Pacific forces and the Corps Reserve, are the largest marines, Lt. Gen. Richard F. Natonski. He also commands the Atlantic Marine Corps and all of the Corps bases on the Atlantic, which provide for the participation in the NATO operations of the Marine Corps and other American commands. MARFORCOM has approximately 45000 members of the personnel of the II Marine Expeditionary Force, led by Lieutenant-General Denis Hedzhlik (Lt. Gen. Dennis J. Hejlik) with headquarters in Camp Legeune, NC. A part of the 2 Division of the Marine Corps, led by Major General Richard Tryon (Maj. Gen. Richard T. Tryon), performs missions in Afghanistan.


The headquarters of the Pacific Forces under the command of Lt. Gen. Keith J. Stalder (Lt. Gen. Keith J. Stalder) is located in Camp Smith in Hawaii (Camp Smith, Hawaii); The unit is part of US Central Command and has approximately 84000 marines and sailors. MARFORPAC includes the I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), led by Lt. Gen. Joseph Dundorf (Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr.). Headquarters I MEF is located in Camp Pendleton, California (Camp Pendleton, Calif.). Parts of the 1 Marine Corps Division, commanded by Major General Richard Mills (Maj. Gen. Richard P. Mills), operate in Al-Anbar province in Iraq and in Afghanistan. III MEF, commanded by Lt. Gen. Terry Roebling (Lt. Gen. Terry G. Robling), has its headquarters in Okinawa, Japan. Parts of the 3 Marine Corps Division, led by Brig. Gen. James B. Laster, are active in Afghanistan.


The Corps Reserve under the leadership of Lieutenant General John Kelly (Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly) with headquarters in New Orleans counts about 39600 marines and sailors, including in the 4 division of the marines, led by Major General James Williams (Maj. Gen. James L. Williams), 4-e wing of the Marine Corps and 4-th service group. The reserve is designed to increase and restore the capabilities of operating marines, including those carrying out numerous overseas raids for combat and other purposes. The reserve is also the main force at the disposal of the US North American Command.


The Marine Corps Directorate at Quantico (Quantico, Va.) Is headed by Lt. Gen. George Flynn (Lt. Gen. George J. Flynn). Management is the center of operational analysis and development of combat capabilities and theories of the use of the Marine Corps. The administration includes the Combat Laboratory, headed by Brigadier General Robert Hidland (Brig. Gen. Robert F. Hedelund), who is also the Deputy Head of the Directorate for Naval Research. The role of the laboratory is to develop new ideas and technologies, as well as to “play” the concepts of future warfare. Another division of the Directorate is the Irregular Forces Center (CIW), which develops the doctrine and tactics of the Marine Corps to act in extreme conditions to carry out humanitarian, peacekeeping tasks, security, and others. The center also examines the conditions of the sea-based, the concept of other fleets and the experience of operations that can be claimed in the theory and practice of the Corps.


Headquarters located in Quantico. Brigadier General Michel Brogan (Brig. Gen. Michael M. Brogan), the head of the department, is responsible for the execution and management of weapons programs. In connection with the increasing capabilities of the Navy, these programs provide for the acquisition and development of specific weapons systems intended for the operations of the Marine Corps, including weapon and equipment for infantry units, armored personnel carriers and artillery. Management activity allows marines to better counter various threats; for example, together with the army and the navy, the management is involved in the development of a minesteam-protected all-terrain vehicle, the delivery of which to the troops will avoid losses from explosions.


The headquarters of the special operations command, under the command of Major General Paul Lefebvre (Maj. Gen. Paul E. Lefebvre), is located at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base. The command has 2600 marines and sailors prepared for special operations. The command consists of two battalions stationed at Camp Lejun and Camp Pendlenton, California. Each battalion consists of four companies intended for reconnaissance and fire support. In addition, the management includes a group of instructors involved in the combat training of foreign units. MARSOC fulfills allied obligations traditionally present in the US special forces. The special operations command also includes a support team and a school that recruits and prepares candidates for special operations.

The United States Marine Corps (US United States Marine Corps, USMC, US Marines), which is an important component of the country's armed forces, is kept on constant alert and is used by the US military-political leadership as a strike force. She is subordinate to the US Navy. According to the laws in the US, of all the armed forces, only the marines can be used by the president to carry out any task without the approval of Congress.
A typical example of such use can be considered the 1992 events of the year in Los Angeles, when marines were promptly introduced to suppress riots in the city.

Marines are highly mobile troops intended for amphibious operations and combat operations in the coastal zone in cooperation with the fleet, ground forces and air forces both in a general war and in local wars with the use of conventional and nuclear weapons.

Marines perform police and guard duties on ships and naval bases. In addition, modern concepts of combat operations envisage the participation of marines in the “small war”, their independent raids in the desert and the jungle, the destruction of illegal armed groups, the evacuation of civilians from war-torn regions, etc.
The US Marine Corps is headed by the commandant, who reports directly to the Navy Minister. The corps consists of headquarters, operating forces, support and reserve. The total number of Corps personnel is 203 thousand people in operating units and another 44 thousand in reserve.

The organizational structure of the marines is based on the principle of the parallel existence of two organizations: administrative, operating in peacetime, and operational, used for the period of hostilities and exercises, as well as performing daily service as part of the advanced naval forces.

According to the administrative organization, the US Marine Corps includes the forces of the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets (regular ground forces and Aviation Marine Corps), reserve, naval units, coastal guard units, support units, training and combat units and units.
The naval forces of the fleets comprise three divisions, three rear service groups and reinforcement units, as well as three wings.

The division is the largest tactical compound of the ground forces of the marines. It includes the 19000 man. The division is armed:
70 tanks Abrams M1A1,
12 203,2-mm self-propelled howitzers M110,
16 155 mm M109 self-propelled howitzers,
80 towed howitzers M198,
72 81-mm mortar M29A1,
81 60-mm Mortar M-224,
144 ATGM "TOU",
216 Dragon ATCM,
208 floating BTR and about 3000 cars.
The division includes:
headquarters with headquarters battalion
three regiments of marines
artillery regiment
separate battalions: tank, light infantry, reconnaissance, floating armored personnel carriers and engineering.

The headquarters battalion consists of five companies: a headquarters battalion, service, motor transport, communications and military police. It is designed to support the activities of the division headquarters, the organization of communication between the headquarters and the divisions, the protection of command posts and the maintenance of the division headquarters.

Modern marines, organized as aeronautical forces (MAGTF), represent a variety of scale formations, including ground and air elements, command and combat support units. The largest of these are the three Maritime Expeditionary Forces (MEF) - each consisting of 20000 to 90000 Marines with full 60-day support. The firepower of each of these is constituted by the ground and air elements of the three operating and one reserve divisions of the marines.

In combat service, combat units are consolidated into expeditionary brigades of marines (MEBs), numbering from 3000 to 20000 of marines provided for on 30 days of combat. The smallest formation, designed for long-term raids and urgent operations, is the expeditionary detachment (MEU). The standard composition consists of marines 1500-3000, provided with everything necessary for 15 days and placed on board the landing craft of the expeditionary strike group. Under the command of his colonel, MEU performs a wide range of tasks in amphibious operations, including local hostilities, peacekeeping, security and stability. Thus, the 2800 marines of the 13 Expeditionary Force are currently engaged in operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The regiment of the marine corps includes a headquarters, a staff company, three MP battalions and an anti-tank platoon with a TNUX 24.
The artillery regiment includes a headquarters, a staff battery, an instrumentation reconnaissance battery, and five artillery battalions. It is intended for fire support of the forces of the marines.

A battalion of marines in LAV combat vehicles consists of a headquarters, a company headquarters and service company, three assault companies and a company of weapons. In the battalion about 1 thousand people. The battalion is armed with 145 combat vehicles in the variants of infantry fighting vehicles, self-propelled guns, mortars, ATU "Toy", anti-aircraft self-propelled guns, command and staff vehicles, etc.

The tank battalion consists of a headquarters and a staff company, four tank companies and an anti-tank company. He is the strike force of the MP division. In total, the battalion is about 1 thousand people. The battalion is armed with 70 tanks М60А1 and 72 PTU ATGM "Toy".
The reconnaissance battalion includes a headquarters, a staff company and three reconnaissance companies. The total number of personnel about 450 people. The battalion is intended for conducting tactical reconnaissance in the areas of the landing of the landing force and providing intelligence information to the command of the division. The battalion is capable of allocating up to 48 reconnaissance groups of four each.
The battalion of floating armored personnel carriers consists of a headquarters, a staff company and four mouths of floating armored personnel carriers. In total, the 208 battalion has floating LVT-7 armored personnel carriers of various purposes.

The engineering battalion includes a staff and service company, an engineering company and four sapper companies. He provides engineering and engineer support for combat operations of the Marine Division. In total in the battalion more than 900 people.
The light infantry battalion includes 110 LAV combat vehicles in various variants (56 BMP, 8 self-propelled mortars, 16 ATGM, 8 control machines, 16 engineering, 6 repair). With the entry into service of the marine LAV vehicles in the version of self-propelled guns, the number of vehicles in the battalion will be brought to 150.

The units strengthening the regular forces of the marines of the Atlantic and Pacific fleets include:
3 communications battalion,
2 radiobattal,
motor battalion
battalion of military police,
service battalion of the headquarters of the naval forces of the Marine Corps,
intelligence companies, etc.
These units are used to strengthen expeditionary formations created in accordance with the operational organization.

Aviation of the marines is a component of the marines and is designed to support its ground forces during the landing and during combat operations on the coast.
The aviation of the Marine Corps is equipped with aircraft and helicopters that can be used both from coastal airfields and from aircraft carriers, universal landing ships, helicopter assault carriers, etc. The regular naval aviation forces include 1100 combat aircraft and helicopters organized in three aviation wing, including groups and squadrons. The 2 aircraft wing is assigned to the Atlantic fleet and is based on marine airborne bases in the states of North Carolina and South Carolina. 1-e and 3-e-wings belong to the Pacific Fleet and are stationed: 1-e - at the airborne bases of the marines in Japan, 3-e - at the air bases in the state of California.

The main tactical unit of the Marine Corps is the wing designed for joint operations with the Marine Corps Division.
The aviation wing includes: headquarters, two or three aviation groups, one or two groups of transport assault helicopters, an aviation control group, a service group, squadrons - headquarters, reconnaissance, electronic warfare, and refueling aircraft. The number of personnel of the wing can reach 17 thousand people, and the number of combat aircraft and helicopters - up to 400 units.

The aviation group includes a squadron of staff and service, basic service and four or five assault and fighter-assault squadrons.
The Marine Corps pilots fly F / A-18C / D Hornet attack aircraft, AV-8B Harrier II shortened / vertical take-off and landing attack aircraft, MV-22s, CH-53E transport helicopters, universal UH-1 helicopters and combat helicopter helicopters and helicopters. . The MAGTF Air Force also receives support from the EW EA-1B and EA-6G aircraft used in conjunction with the Navy.

The assault squadrons are armed with X-NUMX A-20E Intruder, A-6M Skyhawk or AV-4A / AV-8B Harrier, and in Fighter-Assault - 8 F-15J, F-XNXXX F-4J, F-4B fighter-assault fighters - with 2 F-18J, F-XNMXB F-130B. »XNUMX, F / A-XNUMX Hornet and KC-XNUMX transporters.
Together with the Navy, Air Force and the forces of friendly states, the marines participate in the creation of the F-35, which is expected to be transferred to some squadrons of the marines to replace the outdated Hornet, and the modification with vertical takeoff and landing will replace Harrier.

The group of transport and assault helicopters is intended for the transfer of personnel, weapons and weapons and military equipment from ships to shore, as well as for providing direct fire support to land forces of the landing force. The group, as a rule, includes squadrons of headquarters and services, basic services, three or four squadrons of transport-assault helicopters (CH-53 Super Starner, CH-53D C Steelner, CH-46F C Nite, UH -1N "Iroquois" - up to 100 units), squadron of fire support helicopters (24AH-1J, T "Sea Cobra") and reconnaissance-correction squadron (18 of OV-10 "Bronco" and 12 UH-IE helicopters and IH-IE "and IH-IE helicopters and IH-IE" XIUMX-J, XNUMX, T-C X Cobra) ).
The aviation wing has two squadrons of the RF-4B Phantom-2 reconnaissance aircraft and the Prowler EW-6B Prowler aircraft, which conduct visual and photo reconnaissance, detect and suppress the operation of the enemy's electronic defense equipment.
A squadron of tanker aircraft (12 KC-130F “Hercules”) carries out refueling of airplanes in the air, as well as transporting personnel and military equipment.

The Marine Corps Reserve includes the 4 Division, the reinforcement units, the 4 Aviation Wing, and the 4 Division logistics services. The reserve units and units are located in the US 45 states. The headquarters of the division, aviation wing and rear service groups are based in New Orleans.
The combat use of marines is envisaged as part of the operational formations: expeditionary divisions, expeditionary brigades, expeditionary battalions.

The Expeditionary Division, totaling over 50 thousand, is the operational unit of the marines and includes:
division MP,
aviation wing
rear service unit and gain unit.

An expedition brigade with a total strength of over 16 thousand people is a tactical formation and consists of a regimental assault group (from two to five battalions of marines with reinforcement subunits), a mixed aviation group and a rear support brigade group. The Ebrmp five-battalion armament can be equipped with up to 53 tanks М60А1, up to 60 guns of field artillery, over 200 launchers of an ATGM "Toy" and "Dragon", over 200 airplanes and helicopters, up to 100 floating armored personnel carriers, etc.

An expeditionary battalion of up to 2500 people is a tactical unit and includes a battalion paratroop unit (a marine battalion with reinforcement units), a mixed air squadron and a rear service battalion unit. Main ebrmp arms may include: 5 M60A1 tanks, 6 field artillery guns, 40 launchers PTUR «Toy» and "Dragon", to 10 helicopters (or until 6 "Harrier" aircraft) to 14 floating APCs et al.
The command of the marines pays great attention to the combat training of combat and reserve units and units. In particular, annually up to the 10 battalions of the marines participate in divisional exercises in the Marine Corps Training Center in the state of California, where the issues of conducting combat operations in the theater of operations are practically worked out. Each year, around 10, thousands of marines are trained in arctic, highland conditions and up to two battalions in jungle conditions.
To study the theater of operations, a six-month maritime infantry unit on Okinawa is being used as part of the 3 Expeditionary Division.

Under peacetime conditions, the marines' expeditionary battalion is an integral component of the advanced US Navy groupings of the 6 and 7 fleets in the Mediterranean Sea and in the western part of the Pacific Ocean. Periodically, the expeditionary battalion of marines is on amphibious ships in the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean.
Expeditionary formations of the marine corps are being transferred to various regions of the globe by amphibious ships, which are consolidated into independent formations that are part of operational fleets. As part of the regular US Navy there are about 70 amphibious ships (universal amphibious ships, helicopter carriers, ships-docks, tank landing, etc.) capable of carrying out simultaneous delivery and disembarkation on the unequipped coast about one and a half marine expedition divisions.

To support the combat operations of the three marines ’expeditionary brigades, military equipment and weapons and military equipment are stored in advance in three squadrons of warehouses deployed in the East Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Western Pacific. It is assumed that in the event of a conflict, the personnel of these brigades will be transferred by BTA aircraft of the US Air Force to the territory of the allied US countries, where they will make the transition and the ships-warehouses.
In order to create units and units of marines with high fire and strike power, tactical mobility, capable of conducting successful military operations in the context of the use of conventional, nuclear and chemical weapons, the United States is upgrading all components of the marines.

Small arms used by US marines
Rifles and rifles
- M14
- M16
- XM22 / E1
- Mk 16 / 17 Mod 0 (FN SCAR)
- M4 / A1 / E2
- M27 IAR Infantry Automatic Rifle
- Colt M1911
- M9 / A1 Beretta 92
- Mk 24
Sniper rifles:
- M21
- M24 (XM2010)
- M82 and M107
- M110

To turn to the soldier’s private marines is to insult him. Only “Marine” is accepted. Juniors in their rank turn to elders, except for officers, calling the rank and surname completely.
The officers of the lower ranks look like this: men - sir (sir), women - ma'am (ma'am). But during the initial training period, recruits turn to all the other “sir” (or “ma'am”) servicemen.

Initial maritime training takes place in training centers, where, during 11 weeks, a young warrior’s course is worked out, including the study of personal weapons, communications, history, traditions of the marines and legal issues of military service, as well as physical, combat and rifle training and exercises field conditions. Recruits from the Eastern Region (east of the Mississippi River) come to the training center in Parris Island, and from the Western Region to San Diego. The Eastern Region includes the 1, 4, and 6 areas of the marines, and the Western region includes the 8, 9, and 12 areas. From six to ten recruits are recruited in each district.

The standard marine contract provides that it will serve four years in regular units and another four years in reserve. Marines can choose between a service in a conventional reserve, during which they regularly undergo military training and receive a salary, and a service in reserve self-preparedness. Recently, however, the “active” reserve has been chosen less frequently. The corps has a shortage of communications and intelligence specialists, as well as engineers and military police.
The uniform is used to distinguish marines from employees of other branches of the US Armed Forces. The body is true to tradition, and therefore has the most recognizable uniform: the blue (Dress Blues) is associated with the beginning of the 19th century, and the service uniform (Service Uniform) - with the beginning of the 20th. Their uniforms are simple, they do not wear stripes of US units and flags or personalized ribbons (with some exceptions). There are three main types of uniforms:

Dress Uniform
The only uniform in the US Armed Forces, which has all three colors of the American flag, is designed to be worn in a formal setting and during ceremonies (this uniform is worn by recruit recruiters and is often found on campaign posters). Three types of this uniform are used: Blue (blue, the most common), Blue-White (blue with white, summer) and Evening (for formal occasions). Officers (or non-commissioned officers) may wear a dagger (Mameluke Sword, a for non-commissioned officers of the NCO Sword) with this uniform.

Service Uniform
Green is designed to be worn during service at the location (currently, is widely replaced in this role with Utility Uniform) and in formal, but not ceremonial, occasions. With this uniform, marines can wear both their caps and caps.

Utility Uniform
Designed to be worn in the field and while on duty at the location. MCCUU (Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform) MARPAT (Marine Pattern) consists of camouflage trousers (trousers) and a jacket (blouse) of one of the approved colors (for wooded (woodland - green / brown / black) or desert (desert - tan / brown / gray), MCCB (Marine Corps Combat Boots) suede brown boots, belt, and olive jersey. In the summertime arrangement, the sleeves of the uniform roll up tightly to the biceps with the bright side out (serving other United States military branches of arms. camouflage was on top), forming a neat cuff. Used as a headdress The octagonal cap (“confederate”), which is different from that used in the Army, is cut and a way of wearing, and wearing a Panama (boonie hat) with the emblem of the front embroidered in front (a metal emblem was used) is also allowed. Previously, wearing this uniform, unlike Dress and Service , outside the base, with the exception of some cases, is prohibited.

The US Marine Corps is actively involved in all US military operations.
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  1. Maksim
    Maksim 31 October 2011 10: 02
    Americans and in Africa will remain stupid, the United States Marine Corps - a Turkish fortress in 2001 in Agan could not be stormed, and several cities in Iran. Now you can see what kind of marine corps in the United States.
    1. Tatars
      Tatars 31 October 2011 11: 25
      They in Iraq for a long time could not take! Big losses were then they began to bomb then again the ground forces began to advance 20000 against 5000 anyway they could not take. As a result, the whole city was bombed.
      1. Uncle Sam
        Uncle Sam 31 October 2011 11: 52
        the whole army of Russia could not take the formidable, As a result, the whole city was bombed
        1. Tjumenec72
          Tjumenec72 31 October 2011 12: 19
          Marines can only - all messages (differing from their point of view) minus)))
          how much do Uncle Sem pay you for this?)))
        2. kosmos84
          kosmos84 2 November 2011 14: 10
          if it weren’t for the corrupt sales officers for a couple of days
        3. Alexei
          Alexei 7 November 2011 17: 53
          Uncle Sam, it was because there was no team. Eyewitnesses say that there were a lot of people and take each stone in your hand and throw it towards Grozny, you wouldn’t have to take it (they would have let out a white flag). Also, I’m Fort Knox sought out.
    2. Vadivak
      Vadivak 31 October 2011 22: 29
      Here's how the US Marines and Delta met 800 Cubans in Grenada


      As always, after the next war, the Americans gave their version of the events to the world information sphere, as always, significantly underestimating the number of their losses. But if in Korea the Americans underestimated the number of their losses by 5-6 times, then in Grenada they decided not to waste time on trifles and underestimated the true number of their killed by about a hundred times, declaring 30 dead. This typical American military lie lasted quite a long time, because the then Soviet leadership did not begin to expose it, proceeding from the principle proclaimed in a narrow circle by the then Foreign Minister Gromyko: "You should not anger the Americans over trifles." Following this principle in the Brezhnev era took the USSR very far, straight into Gorbachev's "new thinking" and further into the foreign policy of the Russian Federation in the 90s. 20th c. But nevertheless, various very picturesque details of the American landing on Grenada gradually began to emerge, which made it possible to restore the true picture of what had happened and establish a fairly accurate number of American losses in manpower and equipment. First of all, it turned out that during the landing, about a hundred transport helicopters were shot down. And almost all the downed helicopters had on board from 15 to 30 people and 3-5 crew members. Thus, even if not everyone died on the downed helicopters, then even then the number of those killed only on downed helicopters should have been about 2 thousand. It is known for certain that on ten downed helicopters in Grenada, a group of special forces "Delta" in the amount of two hundred people died before they could enter the battle.j. The Delta Group was called the elite of the American special forces. But in the entire history of its existence, this group has never been able to engage in battle with a real enemy. Shortly after its creation in 1980, it lost 40% of its membership in a failed attempt to free American diplomatic hostages in Iran. Three years later, in Grenada, the Delta group died completely... The staff and service personnel who did not leave the United States survived. The most interesting thing is that all American helicopters and planes were shot down in Grenada by Soviet weapons of the Second World War: heavy machine guns DShK model 1938 and 37-mm automatic anti-aircraft guns "61-K" model 1939. Although they were also used in small numbers 57 -mm automatic anti-aircraft guns "S-60" mod. 1951 In two weeks of fighting in Grenada, the Americans lost as many helicopters as the Soviet troops lost in the first six years of the war in Afghanistan. Such large losses in people (3 thousand killed) and equipment (100 transport and 20 combat helicopters, 10 combat aircraft) were caused by the fact that the 30 thousandth grouping of American forces collided with about a thousand Cubans, around whom about 3 thousand soldiers and officers united the Grenadian army and police willing to fight; and armed party activists. At the same time, out of a thousand Cubans, only two hundred were officers (army, police, state security) who trained Grenadians from the relevant security forces. The remaining 800 Cubans are civilian builders who have modernized Grenada International Airport and previously served in the army. While most of the Cuban military advisers organized and led the resistance of those parts of the army and police that wished to fight, the Cuban workers, picking up small arms abandoned by most of the Grenadian army, as well as large-caliber DShK machine guns, 37-mm anti-aircraft guns "61-K", mortars and recoilless guns gave an organized rebuff to the invading forces. First, they shot several hundred parachuting soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division right in the air, then shot down several dozen transport and combat helicopters and several attack aircraft from aircraft carriers. Despite the overwhelming superiority in firepower and manpower, the Americans were unable to break the resistance of the Cubans until they ran out of ammunition. Having destroyed about 2 thousand Americans in a few days of fighting in the airport area, the Cubans during this time, according to the Americans themselves, lost 50 people killed.
      1. ereke
        ereke 31 October 2011 23: 40
        Yes, I must admit, "Delta Force" screwed up in full in Iran in 1980 in Grenada in 1983 and in Somalia in 1993. In general, an unsuccessful team, there is no training style of its own (all of them take from the CAC or green berets, not understanding the essence), they do not communicate anything, accordingly they do not draw conclusions, but continue to train stupidly, which really has little resemblance to combat training.

        Better than them were the "green berets" who went through the entire war in Indochina in the 60s and 70s and showed what they were capable of when they acted in small tactical groups in the territories of Laos and Cambodia. The Green Berets are called pioneers of guerrilla warfare in the West. They were partisans in Laos specifically, intercepting people and military supplies walking along the paths of Ho Chi Minh to southern Vietnam, the so-called “ROBIN SAGE” Guerrilla War. They lived there in the jungle in special camps (similar to the Bryansk partisans during the Second World War 1942-44)

        And now nothing, green berets, showed themselves well in Panama during Operation Just Goats in 1989. By the way, it was the green berets that helped Bolivia to destroy the European General with his group of Latin American revolutionaries (Ernesto Chegevara)

        The military amers themselves do not use the word Delta in relation to this unit, as the special forces of the MTR say. Better than them are the "rangers" and scouts of the Marine Corps, but SEAL really are high-class professionals
      2. Roman 75
        Roman 75 26 January 2012 18: 58
        Quote: Vadivak
        Here's how the US Marines and Delta met 800 Cubans in Grenada

        Still not tired of this absolutely crazy delirious accordion to procrastinate?
        1. dmitri077
          dmitri077 29 January 2012 00: 11
          "Aren't you tired of playing around with this absolutely delusional accordion?" - exactly, we have "marshalls" on button accordions taxied lol
  2. Tjumenec72
    Tjumenec72 31 October 2011 11: 11
    It seems that I listened to a lecture on the organizational structure of enemy troops in the military department)))
  3. Boos24
    Boos24 31 October 2011 11: 23
    one pretense that it’s only worth it that they were put on a diet in Iraq were too fat and could run and that is the vaunted marines and how they screwed up with Ben Ladon
    1. lightforcer
      lightforcer 31 October 2011 17: 46
      They have all the food shamelessly stuffed with hormones and preservatives, and therefore thick.
  4. stalker
    stalker 31 October 2011 11: 34
    Tanks M-60, helicopters from the Vietnam War, Phantom aircraft - what year is the article))))
    1. Siberian
      Siberian 31 October 2011 19: 48
      Which one have you read? Modern armament, tanks "Abrams" ....
      1. stalker
        stalker 31 October 2011 19: 54
        "In service with a five-battalion ebrmp may be up to 53 M60A1 tanks"," The assault squadrons are armed with 20 A-6E "Intruder", A-4M "Skyhawk" or AV-8A / AV-8B "Harrier" aircraft, and the fighter-assault - 15 F-4J aircraft each, F-4S Phantom 2"," three or four squadrons of transport and landing helicopters (CH-53E "Super Stalner", CH-53D "Sea Stallner", CH-46F "Sea Knight", UH-1N Iroquois - up to 100 units)"
  5. rumpeljschtizhen
    rumpeljschtizhen 31 October 2011 13: 14
    years later, the structure of the weapons of Amer will be studied in history
    they have already earned a place for themselves next to the Roman legions (spread throughout the world).
    I look here, some deny the obvious things (That their army is the strongest at the moment of history) ...-. FUELS. !!!!! or pests were in our history and more than once such hatreds ... turned to us sideways .....
    1. stalker
      stalker 31 October 2011 14: 26
      I agree. They even have an eagle on the emblem, like the Romans.
      1. lightforcer
        lightforcer 31 October 2011 17: 44
        And above the eagle’s head, the star of David :)
  6. Max
    Max 31 October 2011 13: 43
    We must pay tribute to the Pindos - they have an incredibly strong and efficient army. But the Yankees are weaker in spirit, if we take the protracted war with heavy losses. In general, it seems to me that they have such an army right now that even having united the Russian Federation with China, it would still have lost both the battle in a particular theater of operations and the whole war. Of course, if you take a mess without weapons of mass destruction. The fact that the Pindos army budget, in total, is greater than all the budgets of all countries combined, already says a lot.
    1. Motherland
      Motherland 31 October 2011 13: 50
      Budget is one thing, but in war it’s just like now a bunch of toilet paper.
      their motto "forces are equal, we run" can fight with small countries that have almost nothing and be heroes there as in games if they were as strong as you say they would have taken it by force long ago.
      Give our soldier an order and he will carry it out in any case, and their "hero" must be dressed, pay guarantees, etc. as soon as he is not paid at least $ 15, he will be sued and not fight.
      1. Mesniy
        Mesniy 31 October 2011 18: 28
        Well, they trampled on old nonsense about the main thing, rotten Soviet myths, and whose scoop of tanks was riveted more than the rest of the world? What was America pissing like that? And its army was always smaller than the Soviet one. Well, Chechnya showed the price of this army, even congressmen made a request against CIA - why did you threaten us with a Soviet threat, they say, it’s spike on clay feet ...
        1. Alexei
          Alexei 7 November 2011 18: 03
          Local, with your "sober" convictions, you are naive, like an American schoolboy. Chechnya showed only that it is difficult to fight an enemy who shit and immediately hit the road abroad to replenish supplies. All the borders were open to the militants, whoever could have warmed them up. Plus money was laundered by some figures (prolonging the war). And you sin on a Russian soldier.
          1. Alexei
            Alexei 7 November 2011 18: 49
            Messy with feet of clay, with a porcelain head, scared everyone by "opening" their eyes)
          2. KASKAD
            KASKAD 11 November 2011 18: 56
            from across the country to storm the formidable 15 thousand people somehow recruited instead of 5 million of the Soviet army
          3. ab
            ab 26 January 2012 18: 14
            Quote: Alexej
            that it’s difficult to fight an enemy who is shitting and immediately jumps abroad to replenish supplies. To the militants, all borders were open, whoever could heat them. Plus some people washed money (prolonging the war). And you sin against a Russian soldier.

            It’s hard. And who is easy? We’ve been fighting like this for the last 25 years. And at the same time we don’t buy weapons from the militants for grandmas. I agree with you - it’s difficult to fight if the enemy is not connected with the weapon.
      2. ab
        ab 26 January 2012 18: 08
        Quote: Motherland
        Give our soldier an order and he will carry it out in any case, and their "hero" must be dressed, pay guarantees, etc. as soon as he is not paid at least $ 15, he will be sued and not fight.

        Do you believe in it yourself? that’s probably why you run away from conscription? although I don’t dispute heroism and perseverance. The Americans are no less patriots and know how to fight.
  7. rumpeljschtizhen
    rumpeljschtizhen 31 October 2011 14: 15
    Give our soldier an order and he will fulfill it anyway

    Yes, in 1941 already passed .......... how many millions of prisoners at the beginning of the war ..... but also believed that we were cool and the German is not a warrior
    1. Motherland
      Motherland 31 October 2011 14: 28
      The Germans already had a hardened army, but we didn’t think that cool, as always, didn’t prepare and got
      1. Joker
        31 October 2011 19: 01
        So the United States is hardened, how many are already fighting, but ours are sitting at home, fighting on forums.
        1. Motherland
          Motherland 1 November 2011 09: 00
          an experience? which one? fight 50 thousand against 2 thousand?
        2. His
          His 7 November 2011 17: 25
          It is strange for what ideas they are fighting.? It’s just that they’re at war, this is the job. The machine prints green bills and they fight. As the dollar depreciates, so all wars will end. But this cannot be expected in our lifetime
          1. ab
            ab 26 January 2012 18: 21
            Quote: Own
            It is strange for what ideas they are fighting.? It’s just that they’re at war, this is the job. The machine prints green bills and they fight. As the dollar depreciates, so all wars will end. But this cannot be expected in our lifetime

            and for what ideas did CCCP / Russia fight in: Angola, Afghanistan, Egypt, Syria, Abkhazia, Vietnam, Transnistria, etc.
      2. prunx
        prunx 1 November 2011 10: 15
        In what battles was it hardened? Consider the march, the resistance in the Balkans was only serious, in France you could go around the line and hit the flank - the French surrendered, in Poland they fought for a couple of months, the rest just lay down.
      3. ab
        ab 26 January 2012 18: 17
        Quote: Motherland
        The Germans already had a hardened army, but we didn’t think that cool, as always, didn’t prepare and got

        Absolute not knowledge of history. Check the number of troops of the Germans and the Red Army, in terms of armaments, we had an order of magnitude more. In terms of size, the same
    2. prunx
      prunx 1 November 2011 08: 28
      Less for stupidity and ignorance of military history.
  8. Mr. Truth
    Mr. Truth 1 November 2011 01: 33
    Information on technology is old.
    403 tanks (192 or 366 tanks are actually used), 1311 amphibious armored personnel carriers, 252 LAV-25s with an automatic cannon, 50 with a mortar, 95 with anti-tank systems.
  9. ytqnhfk
    ytqnhfk 1 November 2011 09: 24
    In what kind of yeast need they threw it, well, almost everything came up almost in full strength, but we did not have enough of their clever statements!
  10. bober
    bober 2 November 2011 14: 07
    Well, actually they proved what they are worth. Unlike your warriors. Those with small Georgia had 3 times more losses than Georgians and there were almost no direct clashes. Georgia received an order to retreat immediately

    start hysterically yelling that I'm Troll. and about the statement of facts one of you has heard. to tell the truth, and not what you want. Weakness in this also manifests itself. Passing out wishful thinking.
    1. Alexei
      Alexei 7 November 2011 18: 09
      Mr. Beaver, it seems to me that if they didn’t receive an order to retreat, they would have been much better than ours.
  11. KASKAD
    KASKAD 7 November 2011 17: 19
    And here is how I use a bayonet knives in the Marine Corps

  12. kagorta
    kagorta 7 November 2011 18: 13
    And the shoes are notable.
    1. Alexei
      Alexei 7 November 2011 19: 13
      And he wears a hat in panama ...
  13. Alexei
    Alexei 7 November 2011 18: 17
    Don’t bzdi, the community - “Russian Marines - where we are, there is victory!” “Sputnik” rules. And these marines, lured by the buck, therefore do not know defeats, that they have not seen serious battles.
    1. jamert
      jamert 26 January 2012 19: 07
      Name at least one "serious battle" involving the Marines of the Russian Federation ...
  14. Meteop
    Meteop 7 November 2011 18: 19
    Be that as it may, the US Marine Corps is a serious adversary. And do not underestimate them. Does it perform its tasks? Fulfills. And there are no perfect soldiers.
    1. Alexei
      Alexei 7 November 2011 18: 44
      But who argues? It’s just not necessary to grovel in front of the heroes. It would be better to throw off the thread about our cheaters. That’s how I admire it. I’ve been destructive, I served in the MP SF. Our fighters will have better experience, the commanders have combat experience - both Chechen and Afgan. Personally, I give some kicks so that the military enlistment office is not bypassed, and I advise everyone. What kind of puppy delight is something from zbrui with gadgets?
  15. bober
    bober 9 November 2011 20: 06
    Yes, cooler than yours. Yellow-and-white youths who themselves do not understand what they are doing in the army. Someone told me for a buck, and I’ll tell you people who go consciously very well understand why they are there. Not everyone can become a warrior, but who by calling a warrior is the one who goes to the army. So MP USA is recruiting soldiers by calling, unlike your draft one. And in MP USA not everyone will be taken if not in the know

    and if you and your Georgians collided, your losses would increase several times. you just need to if you want to have a normal army, then you need to train and equip accordingly. and serve in the army, and not channel like everyone else during the call. and you have problems will be with a contract army. you just can’t get the staff. it’s better to run in clubs in shorts
    1. mitya
      mitya 5 December 2011 14: 53
      And here I agree, it’s not necessary to peel the potatoes and paint the lawns, but to have real service, and not just a mark in the military uniform.
      1. ab
        ab 26 January 2012 18: 27
        Quote: mitya
        And here I agree, it’s not necessary to peel the potatoes and paint the lawns, but to have real service, and not just a mark in the military uniform

        what can you teach in a year? we have guys 3 years old, girls 2 years old, special forces 5 years old. Special forces competition for up to 80 people per place. On officer courses (pilots, sailors) 120-150 people per seat. And the army on call.
    2. LiRoy
      LiRoy 31 December 2011 22: 55
      I agree !!!
  16. dred
    dred 27 November 2011 12: 50
    Our marines are the best in the world.
    1. jamert
      jamert 26 January 2012 19: 08
      You would at least as the word "best" is written first learned, and then wrote all sorts of crap.
  17. LiRoy
    LiRoy 31 December 2011 22: 53
    Name at least one unit in the world with a population of over 150 thousand people that will be able to carry out a combat mission anywhere on the globe, where will your finger point except USMC?
    1. woland05
      woland05 31 December 2011 23: 39
      The USSR Marine Corps carried out any tasks everywhere in general. Our marines are no worse, I assure you. And there are also remarkably trained warriors and Kadyrov’s battalions)))
      1. LiRoy
        LiRoy 2 January 2012 22: 01
        It is precisely that the USSR Marine Corps PERFORMED any tasks. At the moment, our marines and Uncle Vasya's Troops, thanks to our chiefs, can only smash bricks and bottles against each other's heads like clowns. At the same time, I RESPECT our guys and do not doubt their courage and skill. But at the end we have what our skillful command made of them.
        1. BRMP
          BRMP 16 January 2012 19: 28
          yes, you’re right, the Marines of Russia and Kazakhstan are stronger and more resilient than the United States. Although the Americans are equipped with the necessary Borohlomashi more powerful, they don’t know how to run, we just made the cabinets anyway, they didn’t pass our standard, but we are all. ..I myself served in the MP RK ...
          1. ab
            ab 26 January 2012 18: 29
            Quote: BRMP
            Marines of Russia and Kazakhstan

            is there a sea in Kazakhstan? did not know
  18. woland05
    woland05 31 December 2011 23: 33
    Good article, interesting comments. For example, it’s hard for me personally to reproach with love for pendos, I don’t just don’t like them, I hate them fiercely. But, I think everyone will agree with me, we have something to learn from them. Namely, two things: 1 - an amazing supply of the army, 2 - unconditional devotion to command.
  19. LiRoy
    LiRoy 2 January 2012 22: 09
    USMC's motto is Semper fidelis (always true). The only major U.S. military unit that does not require Congress approval for the President to use. USMC (United States Marine Corps) for fun stands for the American military as "Forgotten Children of Uncle Sam" or "University of Sports Culture Music"
  20. bistrov.
    bistrov. 26 January 2012 17: 17
    Read the article and comments. These are serious opponents. Those who do not realize this are far from right. After all, why did they destroy the USSR, and with it the Soviet Army? Was it really so bad for the people there, the same Ukrainians, Georgians? No, she was too much in the way of both the Americans and Europe. Only there were 20 thousand Soviet tanks. They could literally "flood" her within a few days. And with them they had practically no means of struggle. It was like a sword of Damocles for them. Then they found another way, brought up traitors and, with our own hands, put them at the head of the state and at all key posts in the army and in the special services. Only this is an explanation that none of them took measures to save the state entrusted to them. And they did everything with our own hands, but before that the people were zombified for several years by all kinds of Kashpirovsky and Chumaks. They hammered into my head information about all sorts of horoscopes and the solution of all problems at the "pike's command" without any difficulty. The people were in a daze. They just used psychological weapons on him, he was like an obedient calf. Only now they have begun to see more, less, but the hostile forces have grown too deeply into all power structures. Now we need to cleanse ourselves of them, give an appropriate assessment to both past events and today's
    1. kopar
      kopar 27 November 2012 09: 47
      Russian Army-800 thousand. US Marine Corps-203 thousand + 44 thousand. reserve ...... This is a serious problem. And they do not save on their Army.
  21. kov
    kov 12 June 2012 14: 44
    SPG M109 -
  22. oscar29
    oscar29 31 July 2013 00: 36
    Guys, you forget that in order to conquer Russia the Americans would not even need to send troops, in the 90s they already demonstrated what they are capable of
  23. rifkat70
    rifkat70 April 3 2015 18: 11

    The Russian army is also learning to fight, and even more so the Marines and Airborne Forces are the most combat-ready units in the Russian army