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U.S. rethinks a Marine Corps specialty: storming beaches

Jun 20, 2010 6:47:00 PM - latimes.com
During an amphibious assault exercise at Camp Pendleton, the Marines appear rusty. They haven't made such a landing since the Korean War — and some leaders wonder whether they will ever do it again.

On a stretch of clean, white Southern California beach, thousands of young Marines this month charged forward from the sea, leaping from helicopters and landing craft, echoing the exercises conducted decades before when Marines trained for Iwo Jima and Incheon.