Sunset Parade on the Mall - Marines march in formation during the Sunset Parade at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on 17 July 2018. The Marines are assigned to Marine Barracks Washington. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. John A. Martinez Jr.
"Small wars are operations undertaken under executive authority, wherein military force is combined with diplomatic pressure in the internal or external affairs of another state whose government is unstable, inadequate, or unsatisfactory for the preservation of life and of such interests as are determined by the foreign policy of our Nation."
-- Small Wars Manual, 1940
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