- Marine Corps
Operations and Missions
The Marine Corps participated in Operations and Missions in Iraq, Cambodia, Haiti, Yugoslavia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Since July 2009, the Marine Corps has participated in Taskforce Uruzgan.
In 1991, the Marine Corps took part in the Operation Safe Haven in Iraq, to ensure that Kurdish refugees were able to return safely to their homes. In Cambodia and Haiti, they provided a safe environment for the democratic elections. In 1995, they were deployed in the former Yugoslavia and in 1999 they went to Albania to provide humanitarian aid. In 2000, they took part in the peacekeeping missions in Ethiopia and Eritrea.
In its most recent missions, the Marine Corps participated in the Stabilisation Force Iraq (2003-2005) and Afghanistan (2005 and 2006) and in humanitarian aid and medical assistance operations in Pakistan (2005) and Haiti (2010). Marines also acted as members of multi-national Operational Mentoring and Liaison Teams (OMLTs) in Afghanistan (2007-2008).
The Marine Corps has participated in Task Force Uruzgan since July 2009. This task force – part of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) – consists of 2,000 men and women of all four Services of the armed forces. The task force provides security and supports reconstruction activities in this Afghan province.