28 Sep '14, 4pm

Corps Eyes New Amphibious Assault Vehicles:

"The Army is not geared, trained or equipped for the type of warfare that Marines excel in." Not exactly true. Totally disagree on the "geared" comment. That's just propaganda and ignoring the historical record where the Army deployed with or even before the Marines. Then there's the fact that most of the manuals that serve both forces are almost identical. The TTPs are in fact far more similar than different. The Army does have the capability to conduct amphibious ops. It in fact has more ships than the Navy and many of the smaller amphib ships in service have an Army or at least a joint lineage that many are ignorant of or just ignore. The Army does not train as frequently as the Marines do in amphibious ops especially assault but it does train. Where the Army is lacking the most is in amphibious vehicles. Don't get me wrong. I don't propose the Army taking the Marine's ...

Full article: http://defensetech.org/2014/09/25/corps-eyes-new-amphibio...

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