Tuesday, January 26, 2016
1st Battalion 6th Marines does riot training....but for what scenario? Photo by Cpl. Chris Garcia
I've always wondered but never got a decent answer. Under what scenario do you see US Marines on foreign shores doing riot control? Reinforcing an embassy? Really? If its to that point and host nation can no longer provide security then you're evacuating it. At a protest against our base overseas? Even if the host nation loses control it will be a matter of either them rapidly reinforcing their personnel OR arresting a few stragglers that somehow make it on base.
I'm still waiting to get a good explanation of why this is part of the workups.