In 2014, Russia was on its way to filling a major capacity gap that emerged during the 2008 Russo-Georgia conflict; namely, a significant lack of amphibious assault capability.

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Five days of intensive search efforts for a Marine who fell overboard in the Sulu Sea have ended without locating the Marine, whose status is still officially “missing,” Corps officials said on Tuesday.

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U.S. Navy photo / Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam Brock.

Search and rescue efforts are ongoing for a Marine who fell overboard near the Philippines while embarked on the amphibious assault ship Essex with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Corps officials announced on Friday.

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