Due to a shortage of Naval vessels thanks to budget cuts, the Navy is considering putting Marines on foreign warships if they are needed somewhere.
In essence our Marines are being forced to bum rides off foreign countries which is not a good look for our heroes. According to estimates the Navy is short at least 8 vessels needed to keep up current missions.
“Ceding our amphibious ships to other countries — it’s almost silly and I can’t believe it is even an option for the Navy,” said Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., who served as a Marine in Iraq. “Now we are going to have to ask other countries, much less financially stable countries than America, to loan us their ships so that we can base our Marines on their ships. It’s almost embarrassing.”
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