‘I Let Down the Combatant Commander’: Marine Leader Regrets His Forces Weren’t Available for Recent Crises

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The Marine Corps‘ top general expressed serious regrets over the fact that Marines were not available to help in two major crises in recent months because of a lack of available Navy ships to position units in nearby waters.

“Places like Turkey or, the last couple of weeks, in Sudan — I feel like I let down the combatant commander,” Commandant Gen. David Berger told members of the House Armed Services Committee on Friday.

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