Marines to base new regiment with robotically controlled ship-killing vehicles in Japan

By Jason Sherman / January 11, 2023 at 9:37 PM
The Defense Department plans to bolster the U.S. military presence in the Pacific region by converting a unit based in Japan to a Marine Littoral Regiment, a new formation designed to fight its way onto islands and maritime choke points, deploy its own long-range strike capabilities and create anti-access challenges for Chinese forces. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin today announced the 12th Marine Regiment will be reorganized into the Okinawa-based 12th Marine Littoral Regiment by 2025. The new unit is central...

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