Trump pledges to build a Marine Corps that can win two wars. At the same time.

 

Source: Marine Corps Times

President-elect Donald Trump wants to build a larger Marine Corps capable of simultaneously winning two wars, a build-up that would upend the service’s plan to remain at their post-drawdown force of 182,000 Marines.

“We will build a Marine Corps based on 36 battalions, which the Heritage Foundation notes is the minimum needed to deal with major contingencies,” Trump said at the Sept. 7 speech where he laid out his vision for a larger military.

“We say that the United States needs to have the ability to handle two wars – not that we’re saying that we’re going to be in two wars simultaneously, but if you only have a one-war force and you have to commit to it, that’s everything,” said Dakota Wood.

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