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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 29
01-06-2013, 06:05 AM
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A marine is a member of an infantry force that specializes in naval operations such as amphibious assault. In some countries, a marine force is often part of a navy, but can also be under army or independent command.

Historically, tasks undertaken by marines have included providing protection from war while at sea, reflecting the pressed nature of the ships' company and the risk of mutiny. Other tasks would include boarding of vessels during combat or capture of prize ships and providing manpower for raiding ashore in support of the naval objectives. Marine elements would also contribute to the campaign ashore, in support of the military objective.
Seriously a marine force could be anything, no point arguing over the specifics.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_(military)
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