Marine Corps Ground Modernization, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Seapower of the Committee on Armed Services, U.S. Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, April 13, 2016   [open pdf - 2MB]

This testimony compilation is from the April 13, 2016 hearing, "Marine Corps Ground Modernization" before the U.S. House Committee on Armed Services. From the opening statement of Thomas P. Dee: "Our testimony will provide the background and rationale for the Marine Corps' Fiscal Year 2017 budget request which is aligned to our strategic priorities and budgetary goals. The United States is a maritime nation with global responsibilities. Our Navy and Marine Corps persistent presence and multi-mission capability represent U.S. power projection across the global commons. We seek to move at will across the world's oceans, seas and littorals, and extend the effects of the sea-base deep inland. We enable global reach and access, regardless of changing circumstances, and will continue to be the nation's preeminent solution for employing deterrence through global presence, sea control, mission flexibility and when necessary, interdiction. We are an agile strike and amphibious power projection force in readiness, and such agility requires that our Naval expeditionary forces remain strong." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Thomas P. Dee and Lieutenant General Robert S. Walsh.

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