US Marines on foreign ships?

Lack of current platforms forcing new ideas.

Marines looking at deploying aboard foreign ships

Jim Michaels

Faced with a shortage of U.S. Navy ships, the Marine Corps is exploring a plan to deploy its forces aboard foreign vessels to ensure they can respond quickly to global crises around Europe and western Africa.

The initiative is a stopgap way to deploy Marines aboard ships overseas until more American vessels are available, said Brig. Gen. Norman Cooling, deputy commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa.

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Source: usatoday.com

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