Marine Corps trimming F-35 squadron numbers, cutting tank battalions in 2030 force design effort

March 23, 2020 at 11:48 AM
As it gears up to fight China in a period of great power competition, the Marine Corps will trim the size of its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter squadrons and cut all tank battalions in the next 10 years. The changes, part of the 2030 force design effort, come as the Marine Corps prepares for a future conflict in the Indo-Pacific after years of conducting combat operations in the Middle East. An outline of the force design plans , released today,...

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