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US Marines Hit Back At Claims British Forces Beat Them In War Game

Anish Vij

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US Marines Hit Back At Claims British Forces Beat Them In War Game

The US Marines have hit back at claims that British Forces beat them in war training game exercise.

The British Royal Marines were said to have dominated their US counterparts following a war game in the Mojave Desert, the Daily Mail reports.

The Ministry of Defence said the exercise, titled Exercise Green Dagger, was being used to test the deployment of the new Littoral Response Group (LRG) at a battleground facility in the Desert.

The exercise centred around three purpose-built urban areas, comprising 1,200 buildings.

The Daily Telegraph claimed the US Marine Corps asked for a 'reset' halfway through the five-day exercise after the UK and allies dominated their US counterparts.

Credit: 40 Commando/Twitter
Credit: 40 Commando/Twitter

The publication also said that despite starting out with less than 20 percent of the battleground, the British troops went on to control around 65 percent.

The Royal Navy told Insider the British commandos 'won decisive battles early on and gained ground from their enemy, but, with the US Marines pushing into allied territory, Royal Marines and their allies carried out raids behind enemy lines to stop further counterattacks'.

However, US marines have said that was not the case and decided to clear things up.

A spokesperson told LADbible: "From October 25-30, 2021, U.S. Marines along with units from the U.S Armed Forces, Great Britain, Netherlands, Canada and the United Arab Emirates participated in Marine Air Ground Task Force Warfighting Exercise 1-22.

"The exercise was conducted in a free-play environment designed to stress commanders, derive learning points and allow participants to improve their ability to conduct offensive and defensive operations, and adapt to changes on the battlefield.

Credit: 40 Commando/Twitter
Credit: 40 Commando/Twitter

"During this exercise, a U.S. Marine Regiment augmented with subordinate units formed an adversary force to actively challenge and test a peer regiment of U.S. Marines.

"This training opportunity increased warfighting readiness and interoperability of the U.S. Marine Corps with multinational forces.

"Exercise scenarios are adjusted as needed to assist commanders in meeting training objectives."

They added: "'Winners' are never determined.

"This exercise does not provide an opportunity to 'surrender,' 'keep score,' or 'reset'.

"The objective of the exercise is to heighten unit performance and increase readiness.

"The U.S. Marine Corps regularly conducts bilateral training with Allied and Partner Nation military forces aboard the Combat Center.

"Such exercises allow our combined forces to become familiar with each other's tactics, procedures, and command structures, which increases our ability to operate effectively with each other in real world scenarios.

"We understand future conflict will require alignment with our allies and partners.

"It is important that we continue to train with them."

Featured Image Credit: 40 Commando/Twitter

Topics: army, UK, US

Anish Vij
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