Jarhead and Squid, two powerful and capable brothers, eye each other suspiciously in their own backyard. They throw mud, rocks, kicks, and punches. They wrestle to exhaustion. Meanwhile, out front, neighborhood bullies terrorize the local children. When things get really bad in the neighborhood, Jarhead and Squid emerge from their yard and calm things down, but usually, and despite being of the same family and blood, they are too immersed in their sibling rivalry to notice their surroundings.
End the Backyard Brawl
The Navy and Marine Corps bear the dead weight of mutual distrust. But when they work together, the result is greater than the sum of the parts. That synergy must be constant.
By Lieutenant Colonel Kelly P. Houlgate, U.S. Marine Corps