Multinational MEUs?

On a sunny day in early November, a platoon of U.S. Marines alongside a battalion of Spanish Infanteria de Marina launched from a Spanish amphibious ship and stormed a beach at Ibiza, Spain, while local schoolchildren and other spectators watched.

“It wasn't very tactical,” 1st Lt. Conner Kline, a platoon commander with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa, told Marine Corps Times in a phone interview after the exercise. “We hit the beach, we got out of the back, guys took a knee and it was essentially a photo-op from that point. It was actually really cool.”

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