Thousands of US troops amass on Syrian border for military drill

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    Thousands of U.S. Marines arrived in Jordan at around the same time the United States, the United Kingdom, and France were organizing a direct military strike on Jordan’s neighbor, Syria. Shortly after the US-led bombing of Syria over alleged chemical weapons use, the Marine took part in military drills.
    Thousands Of US Troops Amass On Syrian Border For Military ‘Drill’
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    Well this should be interesting. Maybe they will just play drill games. Riiiiiight.
     
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    When did Putin order that? You know Trump doesn't make a move unless Putin orders it. o_O
     
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    I was with a MEU/MAU Spec Ops Capable 1987 in the Mediterranean
    I never heard of a Jordanian exercise
    ..we did exercises in France, Tunisia, Corsica, Sardinia ...we spent over 30 days off Beirut ..went to a lot more ports!
    ..I see we've been in Jordan for some time, though
    ..the USMC can bring some massive firepower with a ''small'' unit like a MEU/MAU
    they have their own anti-tank platoons, plus anti-tank vehicles.....arty/air support-choppers/Harriers/etc....logistics...and it is ''all'' under '''one command'''--one unit....which is an advantage...
    . able to land by chopper/AAV/small boat-- or combinations
    ..medical facilities on ships
    ..plus they can call on carrier support--with USMC pilots directed by USMC Forward Controllers--
    ..if in range, USMC can call in naval gunfire support--in 1987 we did have Battleships--but not anymore
     
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