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A map of positions on Betio, in the Tarawa atoll, a day after the US landing, November 21, 1943.

75 years ago, US Marines waded into ‘the toughest battle in Marine Corps history’ — here are 25 photos of the brutal fight for Taraw...

The commander of the task force attacking Tarawa called Betio "a little Gibraltar" and said that "only the Marines could have made such a landing."
U.S. Marine with 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit posts security at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, Oct. 17, 2018, during Exercise Trident Juncture 18.

This is how US Marines will take the fight to Russia in the Arctic

About 90 US Marines landed in Iceland for a mock air assault and cold-weather training before they head to Norway to begin the large-scale NATO war games known as Trident Juncture 2018.

A US Marine photographer shot these beautiful portraits of troops overseas

The US Marines posed during training exercises in Romania, and while stationed at Camp Beuhring in Kuwait.
Members of the 5th Special Forces Group conducting weapons training during counter-ISIS operations at the al-Tanf garrison in southern Syria.

A US base in Syria is a huge thorn in Russia and Iran’s side — but they can’t do much more than complain about it

Moscow, Tehran, and the Syrian government have repeatedly accused the US of training Islamic State fighters at the al-Tanf garrison without offering any credible evidence. And that seems as if it's all they can do to undermine the US.
US Marines fire a mortar during training in support of Operation Inherent Resolve in Syria, July 23, 2018.

These incredible photos show how US Marines are still hammering ISIS in Syria

"We can confirm this picture is of U.S. Marines conducting training on a 120mm mortar system in Syria on or about July 23, 2018," Operation Inherent Resolve told Business Insider in an email.

This hilarious video of US Marines dancing to Da Pump’s ‘USA’ just went viral

In this video, several Marines replicate the dance moves to the chorus in the Japanese pop band Da Pump's song "USA," jumping on one foot and kicking out the other.
Iraqi Security Forces is ready to fire at known ISIS locations near the Iraqi-Syrian border using an M109A6 Paladin Self-Propelled Howitzer, June 5, 2018.

These photos of US troops hammering ISIS in Syria and then playing baseball are straight outta ‘Apocalypse Now’

In early June, the US Army released a dozen photos showing the base and the troops firing artillery to help the Syrian Democratic Forces fighting ISIS. Later, the Army released photos of the troops playing an improvised game of baseball as dusk sets in and smoke clouds billow in the background.
US Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force 17.1 board a bus after arriving in Vaernes, Norway, January 16, 2017.

Norway wants more US Marines and to station them closer to Russia, and Moscow is vowing to retaliate

Norway wants an expanded Marine presence to build readiness and winter-warfare capabilities, but Russia sees the foreign troops as a threat and has vowed to respond.

We got inside an AH-1W Super Cobra, the world’s first attack helicopter

The Super Cobra is used in close air support for Marines under fire and sometimes for coordinating artillery strikes, with pilots ordering strikes from the air.
Tech. Sgt. Kyle Luthman shoots an M4 carbine during the 3rd Annual Andrew Sullens State Marksmanship Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, March 11, 2016.

The Marines have their eyes on a new rifle, but the Army says it’s forging ahead with a totally new, next-generation weapon

The Army and Marine Corps are looking at ways to give their riflemen more firepower but have settled on different ways to do it.