A U.S. Marine with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, takes control of a U.K. Royal Marine position during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 2-19 at Range 220, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif. Feb. 9, 2019. ITX creates a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated Marine Air Ground Task Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Conner Downey)

SAN DIEGO — The Marine Corps is already training to fight a war against a "near peer" adversary such as China or Russia, notably shifting its focus from unsophisticated enemies in the Middle East to those possessing aircraft, communications jamming capability, and unmanned surveillance systems.

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In a recent interview with Military.com, Gen. Robert Neller, the commandant of the Marine Corps, offered some colorful thoughts on the Marines’ tattoo policy. To hear him sound off, click play below.

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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alicia Leaders

So, the Marine Corps was the last service to buckle on the women in combat arms question. It has finally laid out its plan for making it work.

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