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Beach-storming drill returns Marines to roots

By Julie Watson - The Associated Press
Posted : Thursday Jun 3, 2010 17:18:24 EDT

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Thousands of Marines and sailors set out to sea Thursday for an exercise to storm a picturesque beach in Southern California in a training mission that comes amid a debate in the military about whether D-Day-style amphibious landings are becoming obsolete in modern-day warfare.

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