Illustration: Craig Stephens
Tom Plate
Opinion

Opinion

Tom Plate

If China believes the US has grown soft, its military leaders should read James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis’ book

  • Trump’s former defence secretary has co-authored a narrative that, in detailing the philosophy and capabilities of the US marines, reveals a willingness within the military establishment to take the fight to the enemy. China should take note

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US Marines practise speed reloads on August 9 aboard the USS Green Bay, part of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, in the Indo-Pacific region. Photo: Handout

US Marines ‘remind China of America’s military edge’ with Asia-Pacific drills

  • Operations aimed to caution Beijing that US forces can carry out amphibious campaigns far from home
  • Washington has power to intervene directly in territorial disputes between its allies and China
Topic |   South China Sea

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US Marines practise speed reloads on August 9 aboard the USS Green Bay, part of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, in the Indo-Pacific region. Photo: Handout
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