From: Jacksonville, FL, USA
Dog fight over a critical sector drawing other units in (Golan/Lebanon, Turkey-Syria Border, PRC-Vietnam, Sea of Japan (DPRK/Japan)).
Incursion across a disputed area getting out of hand (Kargil conflict).
Denial of a critical resource such as water (Dam project).
Naval brinksmanship, miscalculation.
"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem."
PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN, 1985
I was Navy, but Assigned TAD to the 24th MAU Hq in Beirut. By far the finest period of my service!