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Re: MacArthur [Was: Slow period for list]
In a message dated 12/26/02 11:37:18 AM Pacific Standard Time, Home@DanSources.com writes:
It was at this time the Marines mission was DECIDED on.
Specifically not to duplicate the Army's mission requirements.
Although some Army generals were complaining about that. That was a bogus issue. The Marines stated mission, ". . . shall include land combat and service forces and such aviation as may be organic therein. The primary mission of the Marine Corps shall be to provide fleet marine forces of combined arms, together with supporting air components, for service with the fleet n the seizure or defense of advanced bases and for the conduct of such land operations as may be essential to the prosecution of a naval campaign."
"Sect 206 (c), National Security Act of 1947, PL 253, 80th Congress 1st Session, . . ."