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    Marine Minute

    Marine Minute

    UNITED STATES

    04.10.2019

    Audio by Cpl. Benjamin Whitten 

    Defense Media Activity - Marines

    I'M CORPORAL BEN WHITTEN WITH YOUR MARINE MINUTE.

    SUN TZU WROTE IN HIS TEXT ON MILITARY STRATEGY "THE ART OF WAR", "IF YOU KNOW THE ENEMY AND KNOW YOURSELF, YOU NEED NOT FEAR THE RESULT OF A HUNDRED BATTLES." MARINES AT lll MEF RECENTLY TOOK ONE STEP CLOSER TOWARDS KNOWING THEIR ENEMY.

    ON APRIL 4TH, A NUMBER OF MARINES ATTENDED A FOREIGN WEAPONS FAMILIARIZATION COURSE AT CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA JAPAN. THE MARINES WERE TAUGHT ASSEMBLY, DISASSEMBLY AND HANDLING OF SOVIET ERA, GERMAN AND BELGIAN ASSAULT RIFLES, MACHINE GUNS AND OTHER WEAPONS, INCLUDING THE AK47, AK74 AND THE SVD, COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE DRAGUNOV SNIPER RIFLE. THE AIM WAS FOR MARINES TO BETTER KNOW THE CAPABILITIES AND LIMITATIONS OF THE WEAPONS THEY MAY FACE.

    MICHAEL MEAD, ONE OF THE COURSE INSTRUCTORS, HAD THIS TO SAY ABOUT WHY MARINES NEED TO BE FAMILIAR WITH ENEMY EQUIPMENT.

    "NOT ONLY ARE WE TEACHING THESE MARINES HOW TO STRIP THESE WEAPONS OFF OF ADVERSARIES, WHETHER THEY BE LIVING OR DECEASED, BUT WE'RE ALSO TEACHING THESE MARINES HOW THEY CAN ZERO THESE WEAPONS AND UTILIZE THESE WEAPONS IF THE NEED ARISES"

    THAT'S IT FOR YOUR MARINE MINUTE, FOR MORE NEWS AROUND THE CORPS GO TO MARINES.MIL.

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    AUDIO INFO

    Date Taken: 04.10.2019
    Date Posted: 04.10.2019 15:32
    Category: Newscasts
    Audio ID: 57157
    Filename: 1904/DOD_106625854.mp3
    Length: 00:01:00
    Year 2019
    Genre Newscast
    Location: US

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