Marines Retooling Infantry Training for Complex Warfare in Pacific

CAMP PENDLETON, CALIF. — After 20 years of counterinsurgency and low-end conflict in the Middle East, the Marines are rapidly retooling for a different kind of fight.

As the service has shed legacy equipment like tanks and heavy artillery to reshape itself into a mobile, Pacific island-hopping force, it’s retooling how it trains the Marines of the future to fit into a more complex way of war while reinforcing its creed of “every Marine a rifleman.”

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