Major General: Iraq, Afghanistan Prepared Marines For Next Mission

Wednesday aboard Camp Lejeune, we spoke with Major General Charles Gurganus- a commander in the corps who has spent time overseas in both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. He says watching young marines from Camp Lejeune put their training to use and learning from combat is a good indicator of a precise and effective Marine Corps.

"We have young guys that are very good at making decisions and very good at making the right decision in some very difficult circumstances," said major General Gurganus.

The next big deployment for Lejeune marines is early next year for the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit to the Mediterranean.


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  • by Anonymous on Dec 29, 2011 at 05:04 AM
    Have to prepare for when Obama takes over as dictator so they can round up or destroy anyone here in the USA that does not like it.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 29, 2011 at 08:52 AM in reply to
      As stupid as Republicans are it would in all honestly probably only be beneficial for the ensured stability of the United States as a world power.
  • by Fred Location: NC on Dec 28, 2011 at 10:54 PM
    US warns Iran against closing key oil passage.
  • by J. V. Location: N.C. on Dec 28, 2011 at 10:29 PM
    US warns Iran against closing key oil passage US says it will not tolerate closure of key strait as Iran issued second warning in 2 days.
  • by History Student Location: NC on Dec 28, 2011 at 10:07 PM
    - AP News - The Muslims in are Somalis rioting at the only shoe store in Somalia over Nike Air Jordans, In America at over $200.00 - A local Muslim Imam has decreed that the feet of every Somali citizen be chopped off. This decree of sharia law and fatwa by Imam M’ballz es Fuzzie was called because of concern the mania surrounding the basketball shoes would soon engulf the African nation as it has the ghettos of America! The Imam said
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      by Anonymous on Dec 29, 2011 at 08:55 AM in reply to History Student
      So bascially we have a vison of what's to come if radical right-wing Republicans (ie most modern Republcian politicians) take over in the United States; a theocracy.
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        by Anonymous on Dec 31, 2011 at 03:20 PM in reply to
        Actually, this failed republic has been a quasi police state since the coup d'tat of September 11, 2011.
  • by Cid Location: NC on Dec 28, 2011 at 09:05 PM
    Just '1' Obama lie their are 100's of them - If you elect me I will end G W Bush's's wars. LOL
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      by Anonymous on Dec 29, 2011 at 08:58 AM in reply to Cid
      He already has. Iraq is flat out finished, and Afghanistan is all but finished with the death of Osama Bin Laden. I'd imagine full troop withdraws there will happen no later than mid-late 2012. So yeah...Obama has ended the wars Bush started. Fact hurt, don't they?
  • by Sadly True on Dec 28, 2011 at 07:17 PM
    If they don't go to Iran first.
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      by tyee on Dec 30, 2011 at 01:31 AM in reply to Sadly True
      He is going down in the history books as the only Harvard graduate who became president who knows the location of all 57 states.
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