Sailors unload a Marine M1A1 Abrams tank during the Saber Strike
exercise in Latvia in May 2017. The Marine Corps plans to divest its
tank units as part of a major reorganization designed to produce a
lighter, more mobile and flexible force focused on supporting naval
operations in potential conflicts with peer or near-peer adversaries.
As the U.S. has wound down its involvement in conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, military planners have turned their attention to what comes next....