9 years, 5 months ago
In Marines or State Department: Who Does Afghanistan?, we discussed the newest thinking of the Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps: Afghanistan. He has floated the idea of replacing the Army under NATO command and taking full charge of the combat operations there.
This proposal has ruffled some feathers and turned some heads.
Generals in the Army and on the Joint Staff reacted with surprise at a Marine Corps move to assume the Army’s combat role in Afghanistan and expressed doubt that the Corps could handle the mission without substantial support from the larger ground service …
“This is not going to go down well with the Army,