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Technology remade combined arms, the Corps must adjust
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Technology remade combined arms, the Corps must adjust

The three-star Marine general in charge of combat development has a simple message for Devil Dogs: The whole idea of combined arms has evolved in recent decades and the Corps must transform to fight and win.Lt. Gen. Karsten Heckl spoke Wednesday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank in Washington, D.C., ahead of the soon-to-release Marine Corps Force Design update for 2022, due out in a few days.Heckl shared a blunt message.“Combined arms is more than towed cannon artillery, tanks and aviation,” he said. “It’s information, cyber and space.”The three star said he hears Marines talking about staying “left of bang” when discussing adversaries such as China.Left of bang means before rounds start flying and physical violence erupts on the battlefield.But that definiti...