Publisher: Concord Publications 1992 | 64 Pages | ISBN: 9623610114 | PDF | 14 MB
As pan of the US. Department of Navy, the United States Marine Corps
(USMC) could be considered as a fully autonomous army and could easily
be considered the 4th branch of the United States Armed Forces.
With 204,000 all volunteer elite soldiers, the USMC is the First
Intervention Force of the U.S.A. The size and firepower of the USMC is
equivalent to the firepower of a medium size country or the
combination of two smaller countries such as Belgium and the
Although the primary task of the USMC is the frontal amphibious
assault, the same "Leathernecks" are also capable of undertaking
intervention missions like hostage rescue or the evacuation of US.
citizens on foreign soil threatened by hostile governments.