DOD Reviewing CSIS Report Recommendation To Boost Amphibious Lift
Redistributing Marines around the Pacific will create four
fully capable Marine Air-Ground Task Forces and will prove beneficial to the
United States' relationship with Japan, but the current plan further spreads
out personnel and goods and therefore requires more amphibious lift capability,
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta wrote in a July 24 response to a recent report
on the U.S. defense posture in the Pacific.
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