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Defining the Marine Corps’ Strategic Concept

Summary:  Finding a new strategic concept for the US military services becomes imperative.  The army rots from within under the stress of endless deployments without the prospect of victory.  The navy faces no strategic opponents, only regional opponents establishing control of littoral zones we cannot penetrate.  The Air Force faces obsolescence in its present form …

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Another perspective on the future of the Marine Corps

Summary:  A guest post by Bill Woods (officer USMC, retired), a follow-up to Why a Marine Corps? by GI Wilson and  H. Thomas Hayden. Your central theme that Marine amphibious capabilities lend themselves to a wide variety of operations other than “amphibious assaults on fortified coastlines” is a crucial key to understanding the relevancy and versatility of …

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Why a Marine Corps?

Summary:  FM contributors G.I. Wilson and H. Thomas Hayden explain why America needs a Marine Corps.  As GW said before, “The USMC’s future lies its creative intellect, professionalism in the study and application of maneuver warfare, and delivering what the Nation needs post in a crisis be it humanitarian relief for disasters or launching forcible maritime operations from sea to attack …

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A lesson for America – and an inspiration

Some institutions still work in America.  They should inspire us, and their example copied.  As seen in this excerpt from “A Tragedy of Errors, and an Accounting”, Peggy Noonan, op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, 6 March 2009.  No nation is finished when it has institutions that operate like this, with senior people taking responsibility …

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