Marine Corps Operations

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The U.S. Marine Corps has been supporting the nation's conflicts since their founding in 1775. Their agile structure and unique capabilities make them the primary go to force for military operations and activities. Marines have been involved in several joint operational environments from stability operations with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), to peace operations with the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), to counterinsurgency (COIN) operations in the aftermath of the war in Afghanistan, and counterterrorism operations in the Philippines with Operation Freedom Eagle. Because of this, the Marine Corps must prepare to execute all forms of military operations and activities particularly humanitarian assistance …show more content…
interests such as stabilizing Host Nations' population in countries near the U.S. in order to prevent instability flowing into the U.S. The Marine Corps has conducted stability operations in Haiti on and off since the first U.S. occupation of Haiti in 1915. Haiti is strategically important to the U.S. national security strategy as it serves as a counterbalance to Cuba's communism regime. Since the early 1990's, the U.S. has worked with its regional military partners through U.S. Southern Command and diplomatic partners through the United Nations and Organization of American States to maintain Haiti's fragile infrastructure and economy. The Marine Corps' most recent support to Haiti's stability operations has been in the form of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) in support of the United Nations Stabilization Mission and the aftermath of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in 2010. The HA/DR experience the Marines received during Haiti stability operations is invaluable in maintaining and protecting U.S. interests. Much like stability operations, preparing for counterinsurgency operations should be a priority for the Marine Corps due to the counterinsurgency failures seen after the main fighting phases during the conflicts in Vietnam, Afghanistan, and …show more content…
citizens and its interest, maintaining global stability, and providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief since its inception. To ensure the Marine Corps remains a viable fighting force for future emerging challenges such as stability, counterinsurgency (COIN), and counterterrorism operations the Department of the Navy must continue to provide dedicated oversight and resourcing to the Marine Corps' joint military operations training. Only then, will the Marine Corps be able to successfully support and execute all missions across the range of military operations in support of the National Security

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