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Det One: U.S. Marine Corps U.S. Special Operations Command Detachment, 2003-2006 (Paperback)

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Original publisher: Washington, D.C. : History Division, U.S. Marine Corps, 2010. OCLC Number: (OCoLC)746221631 Subject: Iraq War, 2003- Excerpt: ... Concept 3 maintain the current Marine amphibious unit struc-vantages ( " provides a highly skilled, substantial air-ture and achieve Type C capability with one raid ground force that can concentrate solely on special company. The group viewed this option as " the quick ops missions " ) as well as stark disadvantages ( " re-fix, " a way to show action, yet something that " can-quires major additional force structure with signifi-not be realized overnight. " The second recom-cant impact on existing USMC structure " and " has mended option was to improve the existing Marine potential for detracting from the FMF''s traditional am-12 amphibious unit to a uniform Type C capability and phibious role " ). It also contained the second option, achieve Type B capability with one raid company. with its significant implications for the Marine am-This option would have required a " quantum jump in phibious units. capability and cost. " However, the study noted that The special operations capable ( SOC ) program is " FMF-wide benefits are manifest: ground and avia-worth examining in detail as it illustrates the growth tion skills would be distributed as Marines rotated to of a complementary set of capabilities grounded in other units. At the same time, MAUs would be better historical Marine roles and missions. Background dis-prepared to support Type A special operations. " cussions on the relationship between the Marines and Option three included the second option with the the special operations community seldom delve into addition of the ground element of a small dedicated the intellectual analysis behind the Marines '' decisions Marine special operations unit of roughly 275 men, at to remain outside the SOCom command structure. As Type A capability, based in the continental United a result, misconceptions on the special operati...



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