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USMC adjusts its air power priorities

4th May 2020 - 17:00 GMT | by David Isby in Washington DC

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In issuing the Force Design 2030 report into the future direction of the USMC, the corps is attempting to steer the course of its development, including that of its aviation arm, to meet the requirements of the 2018 National Defense Strategy.

The aim, according to USMC commandant Gen David Berger, is to optimise the structure of the force to counter China in the western Pacific.

 ‘Where we are right now is not the end of the journey,’ Berger said on 6 April, ‘but actually the very beginning. This is a ten–year or more effort for the Marine Corps.’

The end-state …

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