Marines in Bravo Company of the 1st Law Enforcement Battalion practice non-lethal crowd control techniques at the Marine Corps base at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Thursday, July 19, 2012. The Marine Corps... more 
Marines in Bravo Company of the 1st Law Enforcement Battalion practice non-lethal crowd control techniques at the Marine Corps base at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Thursday, July 19, 2012. The Marine Corps has created its first police battalion. The specialized force made up of 550 military police officers and 29 dogs will be able to land within three days at any hot spot on the globe to gather evidence and intelligence to take down criminal networks and do other law enforcement work. Its creation is a key part of the Marine Corps' historic restructuring to become a leaner, more specialized force after fighting landlocked wars for more than a decade. The battalion comes as every branch in the military is trying to show its flexibility and resourcefulness amid defense cuts. (AP Photo/Grant Hindsley) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Grant Hindsley
Sun, Jul 22, 2012 11:05 AM EDT