Why do we maintain both the marines and army?

Why waste so much money with having both. You could unite the maribe infantry, armour and arterillery with the army and drop everything else.


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Most Helpful Guy

  • Because the marines are fast reaction force that can be inserted in a hotspot faster than you can take a dump. They clear things out for the army to arrive in greater numbers and mop things up.

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    • Oh really, is that why they both went to iraq and afghanistan in the same exact time and now do the sane shit. Cmon, dobt beleive that the marines go first bullshit. The us army is like a broad sword while the marines are a hatchet.

What Girls Said 2

  • because you REALLY need to spread "democracy"

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    • Lol right. Its not enough that we "freed" iraq and afghanistan. We all have to free the middle east.

    • now you get it ;) :D haha

  • They are different organizations with a different mission statement.

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    • They more or less do the same shit. The us could save a lot of money by merging sone of the marines with the army and cutting the rest.

What Guys Said 3

  • We are totally separate organizations with a completely different training, and functionality.

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  • The military wastes more money than any other aspect of government, but this is not really the reason why. You really can't combine the Marines and Army because it would have an extremely bad effect on morale. The Marines, especially, have a great esprit de corps and I think that's a good thing.

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  • The marines are part of the US Army.

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