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USMC moving out on future battlefield capabilities

5th June 2018 - 20:55 GMT | by Ashley Roque in Washington, DC

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To prepare for a conventional war with Russia or China, the US Marine Corps will need to work closer with the other services and step up its game when it comes to long-range precision fires, anti-ship weapons and air defense capabilities.

During a 4 June Center for Strategic and International Studies event, marine corps leaders discussed how the recent National Defense Strategy (NDS) is impacting the service after years of counter insurgency operations.

Lt Gen Brian Beaudreault, the USMC deputy commandant for plans, policies and operations, explained the shift is giving the service a focus it has not had 'for

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