The Marines

Mr. Victor Davis Hanson has a nice write-up of the Marines over at the Patriot Post. Here is an excerpt:

Over the last two centuries, two truths have emerged about the Marine Corps. One, they defeat the toughest of America’s adversaries under the worst of conditions. And two, periodically their way of doing things — and their eccentric culture of self-regard — so bothers our military planners that some higher-ups try either to curb their independence or end the Corps altogether.

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