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Old December 12 2012, 03:08 AM   #184
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Re: Starfleet Marine Corps

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If we go to etymology, then Starfleet certainly will not have 'marines' as they do not operate at the sea.
How would that effect the use of "marines" today. Marines are much more likely to arrive in a combat area by way of transport aircraft, ships being the secondary method of arrival.



From a new government building up a force from scratch, why would they use the term?. The Earth's Marine Corps tend to get that name if the training cadre sent by a friendly nation was made up of US or Royal Marines. Those that were not tend to have other names like the Israeli Defense Force's Givati Brigade, and Naval Commandos. The Japanese Special Naval Landing Force The Russian Naval Infantry. But then we have The People's Liberation Army Navy Marine Corps, maybe it flows in the PRC's official Chinese dialect
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