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Non-lethal training: Defense of the American embassies

By LCpl Frank Cordoba | 15th MEU | May 12, 2017

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Marines with Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit give commands to a simulated mob during Composite Training Unit Exercise aboard USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), May 12, 2017. Non-lethal force training is explicitly designed and primarily employed to incapacitate targeted personnel or materiel immediately, while minimizing fatalities, permanent injury to personnel, and undesired damage to property in the target area or environment.

During COMPTUEX, the 15th MEU and America Amphibious Ready Group will exercise a wide range of capabilities, from disaster response to maritime security operations to sea control and complex warfighting.