U.S. Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, hit the shore during an amphibious assault exercise on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, April 28, 2020.

The Marine Corps is forming a first-of-its-kind regiment in Hawaii

A new “Marine Littoral Regiment” coming to Hawaii — the first of its kind in the Marine Corps — represents a major shift for the service in the “great power” competition playing out in the Western Pacific and preparation for a high-tech missile war in the region


The new acting Navy secretary wants a fleet larger than the current 355-hull plan

The new acting secretary of the Navy said recently that he is open to designing a fleet that is larger than the current 355-ship plan, one that relies significantly on unmanned systems rather than solely on traditional gray hulls


China touts new hypersonic missiles and drones designed to kill US ships and bases

"The message is pretty blunt. It dramatically erodes the U.S. military edge is Asia, and over the long-term, America's military primacy in Asia is clearly under threat," said one expert about the pace of Chinese military tech development


The Army will practice rapidly deploying soldiers across the Pacific next year in a message to China

Advanced land-based missiles that can kill ships hundreds of miles out to sea could change future wars in the Pacific


What the Guadalcanal campaign revealed about the nature of warfare — and why it matters for modern conflicts

Between Aug. 7, 1942, and Feb. 9, 1943, U.S. forces sought to capture – and then defend – the Pacific island of Guadalcanal from the Japanese military. What started as an amphibious landing quickly turned into a series of massive air and naval battles. The campaign marked a major turning point in the Pacific theater of World War II