Marines discuss the threats faced in Marjah and other conflicts around the world and why they are the best prepared to resolve them. In detail they describe the training and mindset required to take on these dangerous missions.
I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and a constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold.
Marine 2nd Lieutenant Clifton B. Cates, 96th Co., 19 July 1918, 10:45 a.m., from records of the U.S. 2nd Division (Regular)