The Marines is undertaking its most sweeping transformation in decades, pivoting from a focus on fighting insurgents in the Middle East to developing the ability to hop from island to island in the western Pacific to bottle up the Chinese fleet. Marine's force design initiatives are designed to create and maintain a competitive edge against tireless and continuously changing peer adversaries.
Commandant Gen. David Berger called China's buildup in the South China Sea and Asia-Pacific region a game changer for the Navy and Marine Corps. He has pushed for great Marine integration with the Navy as key to keeping the Corps relevant for the next several decades as China continues a military buildup.
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The process of attaining prescribed strength of units and prescribed levels of vehicles, equipment, stores, and supplies.
US intelligence officials and satellite photos detailed Russian military buildup on Crimea.