US Marines are practicing seizing small islands as a possible China fight looms in the Pacific

Looks as if the USMC may be called upon to do some Island Hopping against another Oriental Bully once again? Bring it On. Semper Fi.

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https://static6.businessinsider.de/image/5c93a118d2ce7864bc558df0-1000/1000wq95%2014.jpg Lance Cpl. Chris Pedroza, a rifleman with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, the “China Marines,” firing an M240G medium machine gun during low-light live-fire machine-gun training at Anderson Air Force Base in Guam on March 11. (Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Harrison C. Rakhshani)

  • US Marines recently led a simulated assault on a small island in the Pacific, honing skills thought to be essential in a fight with China.
  • The exercise, which also involved the Army and the Air Force, was part of the Corps’ efforts to refine the Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations concept.
  • “This entire mission profile simulated the process of securing advanced footholds for follow-on forces to conduct further military operations, with rapid redeployment,” the service said.
  • Last week, Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Congress that the ability to seize advanced bases would be critical in…

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