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News Digest from the October 2012 Edition

ASIA-PAC MARINES ARE ‘TIP OF SPEAR The US Marines Corps is to commit 22,000 troops west of the International Date Line (IDL), with a significant proportion of them deployed aboard amphibious warfare vessels. Marine Corps Commandant General James F. Amos provided a major outline of the new focus for the USMC, which sees a dramatic switch towards ship-based operations. Almost a decade ago the USMC sent heavy divisions - including tanks and ground-based aviation ...

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