By 2011, the Marine Corps had already planned to reduce the number of troops from 202,000 to 186,800. This number is an estimate; with more Department of Defense budget cuts planned, Marine Corps numbers are likely to decrease further.
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Marine Corps Looks to the Pacific

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How will military budget cuts and military troop downsizing will affect future troop placement for The Marines?

Gen. James F. Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, stated that the Marine Corps will return to its amphibious roots, protecting the nation while repositioning Marines from the Middle East to the Pacific.

MARINES PLAN TO RE-STATION TO THE PACIFIC

By 2011, the Marine Corps had already planned to reduce the number of troops from 202,000 to 186,800. This number is an estimate; with more Department of Defense budget cuts planned, Marine Corps numbers are likely to decrease further.

Nevertheless, Amos reiterated that The Marines need ample troops and funding in order to be "the most ready when the Nation is least ready." (quoting an order to the Marine Corps from the 82nd congress).

MARINES AMPHIBIOUS MISSIONS, RAPID RESPONSE SYSTEM

The Marine Corps' Amphibious Force mission has always been to protect freedom of sea trade activities by providing operational reach and rapid crisis response.

At any given time, there are 23,000 ships traversing the world's oceans, accounting for 95 percent of international commerce.

Marine Corps Amphibious Force maintains safety on the seas and to diplomatic leaders during a crisis, as an immediate response to instability.
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MARINES MAINTAIN READINESS
The Marines are trained for requires rapid response action. For example, within 20 hours of orders, forward deployed Marines arrived in Japan and began disaster relief missions after the devastating tsunami in March 2011.



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