Smith: Lethal and ready amphib fleet is 'vital'

By Linda Hersey / September 6, 2023 at 12:30 PM
Combatant commanders need mobile, lethal and low-signature credible deterrent forces to meet new and evolving challenges globally, acting Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Eric Smith said today. COCOMs have expectations for ready-to-go capabilities to demonstrate strength, project power and stabilize potentially volatile situations across diverse environments, Smith told an audience Wednesday at the seventh annual Defense News Conference. "The way to do that, in my military judgment, is to put that on amphibs off the coast," Smith said. "It depressurizes...

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