Marine Corps' stand-in force concept to provide 'layered defense' in Pacific

By Audrey Decker / May 12, 2022 at 12:34 PM
The Marine Corps' stand-in force concept will not only deliver traditional amphibious assault -- but organic sensing and strike capability as well, according to a service official. The service will always be an amphibious assault force -- “we’ll do that forever and ever and will be the best at it in the world,” said Brig. Gen. Joseph Clearfield, deputy commander of Marine Forces Pacific. The Indo-Pacific stand-in force will provide a “layered defense,” Clearfield said at the Modern Day Marine...

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