Analysis / Forces

U.S. Military Forces in FY 2022: Marine Corps

This paper is part of U.S. Military Forces in FY 2022. The Marine Corps continues a major restructuring to develop capabilities for great power conflict in the Pacific after two decades of conducting counterinsurgency operations ashore. The budget cuts units and personnel to pay for these new capabilities. The restructuring remains controversial and a work in progress.

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Mark Cancian, "U.S. Military Forces in FY 2022: Marine Corps," Center for Strategic and International Studies, November 16, 2021, last modified November 16, 2021,