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Marines vs. Army
As might be expected, there is tension between the storied Army Special Forces (better known as Green Berets) and the Marine Corps’ first special-operations command.
Green Berets have made their mark not only by fighting irregular wars, but also by traveling abroad to train the personnel of friendly nations in the art of counterinsurgency. The mission is called Foreign Internal Defense (FID).
What irks the Green Berets are statements by some Marine brass that the Corps will be doing a lot more foreign defense training in the coming years and may eclipse Special Forces.
A Special Forces veteran told The Times: “If the Marine Corps develops a widespread attitude that they are the experts on Foreign Internal Defense, they will show themselves to be asses.If SF digs in their heels and won’t provide training materials, a huge rift will develop. I don’t think that will happen. With the situation in Afghanistan and Iraq, the entire military recognizes the need for foreign training. There are plenty of missions for everyone.”
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