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22nd MEU Marines complete non-lethal weapons course
marines.mil ^ | 29 Aug 2013 | Sgt. Alisa J. Helin

Posted on 09/03/2013 7:32:26 PM PDT by smokingfrog

Marines with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) participated in a non-lethal weapons course at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 5-16, 2013.

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According to Thompson, he never would have imagined himself training for riot control, but understands how these skills could be critical for the MEU in a contingency operation.

The MEU is scheduled to deploy in early 2014 to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group as a sea-based, expeditionary crisis response force capable of conducting amphibious missions across the full range of military operations.

(Excerpt) Read more at 22ndmeu.marines.mil ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: crowdcontrol; usmc
I found this interesting. I believe the 5th & 6th fleets cover the Mediterranean Sea and the Middle East. Why are they training for riot control there?
1 posted on 09/03/2013 7:32:26 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

“Nation building” in Syria?


2 posted on 09/03/2013 7:34:32 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: smokingfrog

A non-lethal Marine in Islam? How can this square up with logic?


3 posted on 09/03/2013 7:39:01 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: smokingfrog
Non-lethal weapons?
4 posted on 09/03/2013 7:40:53 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Don't blame me for McCain.)
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To: smokingfrog

Marines were not meant to play patty cake with tinker toy guns. We need them to know how to efficiently kill on demand.


5 posted on 09/03/2013 7:51:55 PM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: smokingfrog

They’ll probably need riot control skills when society’s remnants demonstrate their discontent over our national annihilation in nuclear war for the sake of... Syria?

So.... we’re all going to die for... Syria???

What a b*tch.


6 posted on 09/03/2013 8:22:52 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: smokingfrog

The Marine Corps has been doing non-lethal training since the 1950s. The tools and tactics have changed, but there is still a need to prevent a crowd of people from doing what you don’t want them to do without killing them.


7 posted on 09/03/2013 8:28:19 PM PDT by fini
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To: smokingfrog

War ain’t beanbag. Until now.


8 posted on 09/03/2013 9:46:05 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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