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Marines to Modernize Training Facilities

Peter Haynes, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, a Washington, D.C. think tank, said training in such a complex terrain is easy on a small scale, but will present the service with challenges as it grows larger.

“When you get to above the battalion level and into the regiments and so forth, … it’s almost logarithmic … because you really need to train for more dispersed, bigger forces,” he said.

Red forces have to put an enormous amount of pressure on the troops in order to properly train them for what happens when GPS is degraded and a Marine has to use a compass, for example.

“Training to scale and training to difficulty from a holistic overall basis … will be a challenge,” he said.

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