China Wants 100,000 Marines To Defend Its Expanding Global Interests
- China is reportedly looking to dramatically increase the size of its marine corps by 400 percent to boost its global presence.
It wants 100,000 marines standing ready to defend its growing international interests, reports the South China Morning Post, citing sources inside the military. The decision to significantly expand the size of the marine corps is believed to be a part of China's ongoing efforts to reform, restructure, and modernize the People's Liberation Army. The aim is to facilitate the transition from a military that relies solely on its size to a fighting force consisting of highly-specialized units.(Excerpt) Read more at: dailycaller.com ...
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