Marines Take Lessons From LAPD To Fight Taliban

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Members of the United States Marine Corps have been shadowing officers from the Los Angeles Police Department in order to learn new methods of policing a city. They hope to take the tactics they learn to Afghanistan and apply them to fighting the Taliban, who are being seen more and more as a drug trafficking mob instead of an insurgency.

"We are good at what we do - gathering intel, dealing with military personnel," said Capt. Matt Taylor of the U.S. Marines. "In terms of law enforcement, it's a very different job and not something we are taught in the Marine Corps." Capt. Taylor describes his experience patrolling with the LAPD.


Captain Matt Taylor

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David J Fazekas

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