Not exactly new, or even news. The (US) Marines' Hymn opens with the lines:
From the halls of Montezuma To the shores of Tripoli...
Referring, IIRC, in the case of the shores of Tripoli, to where the Barbary Pirates took refuge while raiding shipping in the Mediterranean.
The US Marine Corp went in to Tripoli to root out the pirates. That was in 1812.
The Marine Corps (it has an "s" in it-it isn't a business) isn't exactly known for arresting people. And in 1812 they were nothing more than naval infantry, which is why they went to the Barbary Coast. They were protecting American- and other states'- shipping. You know, kind of like what the US, France, Great Britain, and even Russia are doing right now off the Somali coast. The assertion you are trying to make is a very tenuous one.