This Is Where The U.S. Marines Learn How To Storm Beaches And Drink Snake Blood



Business Insider: The US sent its biggest force in years to an Asian military exercise where Marines learn how to storm beaches and drink snake blood — and the photos are awesome

US Marines in Thailand for the Cobra Gold training exercise took part in one of the wildest parts: drinking cobra blood.

Cobra Gold, an annual military exercise for Marines, is one of the largest in the Asia-Pacific region. The 6,800 US personnel attending this year represents a showing of American muscle in an area where China is growing more powerful.

This year, seven countries are participating in Cobra Gold: the US, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, and Singapore.

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WNU Editor: The worse meal that I have ever had involved eating snakes (it was in China in the 1980s). It was like I was crunching on bone. I vowed never to do it again. Drinking snake blood .... yech!

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