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The Battle for New York

Fleet Week in this town is something to be experienced.

The lede: I'm a war correspondent for Popular Mechanics, on board the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan. We're on a high-profile military mission and I'm in the ready room, waiting for our pre-mission brief, as dozens of chiseled Marines wearing desert tan battle-dress uniforms file in. These guys could just as easily be walking into class on some college campus, but instead have chosen to major in defending the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. I'm embedded with infantry Marines from Camp Lejeune's 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, a badass unit designed to be a "forward-deployed, rapid-response force capable of conducting conventional amphibious and selected maritime special operations at night or under adverse weather conditions from the sea, by surface, and/or by air." They are trained to "locate, close with, and destroy the enemy by fire and maneuver."