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Marines and sailors will invade Jasper County, South Carolina, this week, The Island Packet reported on Sunday.
The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit will train in the town of Ridgeland, the county seat, in preparation for “deployment to Mediterranean and African shores,” 2nd Lt. Gerard R. Farao told the newspaper.
The training will be coordinated with local, county and state agencies and officials, including the Ridgeland police and fire departments, a Marine Corps news release states.
Residents are warned “training could take place at any time” this week in the town and they wi
Originally posted by Spookycolt
reply to post by severdsoul
Not sure, do you think they help at all with combat operations in urban environments?
I've never been in one myself. I assume it would be better then training in the mountains or a desert though.
Fears are growing that ethnic rivalry could destabilise parts of Mali, in the wake of a three-week campaign by French troops to drive out Islamist militants. Normal life is resuming in Timbuktu, following its liberation, but the town's nomadic Tuareg people have fled, accused of being al-Qaeda sympathisers. With French forces already planning their exit strategy from the region, peace in Mali will soon be left to the country's own - ill-disciplined - security forces to maintain. Andrew Harding reports from Timbuktu.