Sunday, August 30, 2015
15th MEU/SPMAGTF-Central Command combined arms exercise .... Photo by Cpl. Jonathan Boynes
This is interesting.
An MEU working with a SPMAGTF-CR? I am beyond confused by this duality in thinking.
On one hand we keep hearing about distributed operations, disaggregated MEUs and smaller forces becoming units of action (Company Landing Team). And on the other we see the Marine Expeditionary Brigade being re-emphasized, talk of combining MEUs on a regular basis and the need to preserve our forcible entry capability.
You can't have both.
Either the Marine Corps will remain a medium weight force in readiness, an excellent combined arms team without peer and having exceptional infantry or it will attempt to go Commando/SOCOM outer perimeter security/aviation mafia.