Obama administration could threaten the future viability of the Marine Corps

Posted on September 16, 2010


Send in the Marines!” For many generations, successive U.S. presidents have given those orders, from early in our nation’s history in places like Montezuma’s palaces in Mexico to the Barbary pirates’ shores of Tripoli, and more recently from the halls of Saddam Hussein in Iraq to the pirate-infested coast of Somalia.

Of late, the question occurs: Will Barack Obama be the first American president to say, “Send away the Marines” – as in permanently?

That is a not-unreasonable inference to draw from the myriad steps being taken by the Obama Defense Department at the moment – steps that could threaten the future viability of the Marine Corps.

via GAFFNEY: Send away the Marines? – Washington Times.