Over the next 10 years, the Marine Corps plans to shrink from about 186,000 to roughly 170,000 active-duty Marines.
The Marine Corps is drawing down again.
"Once they begin to understand the risks, what the impact to them is tactically … then it becomes clear. I don't blame them for that. This is a training and education that we have to do."
"We will absolutely fight combined arms, but will not take them on in a symmetrical fashion," said Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger. "That would be stupid. That would be dumb."
The Marine Corps' new commandant is not one to micromanage -- but he expects his leaders to be squared away and put their Marines on the right path when they're misbehaving.