Marines discuss the challenges of representing both fierce fighters and a friendly force. Whether fighting insurgents in Marjah or helping residents rebuild, Marines are there to improve the lives of the Afghan people.
Since I first joined the Marines, I have advocated aggressiveness in the field and constant offensive action. Hit quickly, hit hard and keep right on hitting. Give the enemy no rest, no opportunity to consolidate his forces and hit back at you.
LtGen H. M. "Howlin' Mad" Smith: "Coral and Brass," 1949