In the last years there has been a alot of footage of the US Armed forces on the news. Latest being Iraq ofcourse. I don't know any facts here really, but the Army is mostley shown in a very good way. The way they swept across Iraq with amazingly low casualty-rates for example or how they sieze whole blocks of buildings rolling in with their Abrams. Now, what about the Marines? Doesn't the higher command like the Marines? They are always shown walking or carrying stuff or riding some badly armourd veichles. They seem to get some really dangerous tasks to perform, with high casualty-rates. I guess there would be a explanation to this, - can someone explain?