Sounds like the Corps is getting better reviews from the field:
Commandos and Special Operations: We Prefer The Marines
As good as the U.S. Army Special forces are at training foreign troops, many of these foreign armed forces now prefer U.S. Marines.
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The marines have been helping out with the foreign troops training since the war on terror began, and the more basic and down-to-earth approach of the marines has been more attractive to many nations.
The SOF are still very good at organizing and training irregulars. But when it comes to turning a bunch of civilians into disciplined troops, the marines have an edge.
Full story at http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htsf/articles/20060414.aspx