US Marines Aboard the French Warship FNS Tonnerre

09/05/2011 A recent French Navy video highlights the USMC landing on a French BPC.  The French and the USN-USMC team demonstrated in the Libyan operations the value of flexible basing, using land and sea to project power.  This is a core lesson learned going forward.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xgbspu_us-marines-onboard-fns-tonnerre_news

The Osprey on the Tonnerre. Credit: French Navy

The interview with Col. Mark Desens highlights the conclusions of the 26th MEU commander and we will have more from his team in the near future.  We will also highlight French experiences in the weeks to come.  At SLD we are interested in drilling down into the real con ops which US and allied forces are creating every day.

http://www.sldinfo.com/the-amphibious-ready-group-arg-and-libya/

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