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In the foreword to Expeditionary Force 21 , Gen Amos outlined the need to give each geographic combatant commander (GCC) continuous forward presence. Unfortunately, as it currently stands, the Navy-Marine Corps Team only has 30 operational amphibious warships: 10 less than the 40 amphibious ships...
In recent years, there has been a conversation about alternative futures for officer professional military education (PME) within the Marine Corps. This conversation has thus far failed to properly frame the problem the Marine Corps is facing and has, therefore, missed the mark on how to fix the...
Reflecting on the recent successes and failures of the Marine Corps during Operation Desert Storm, then-BGen Paul K. Van Riper offered a particularly devastating critique of intelligence as conducted in the Marine Corps, noting, “The weakest area I observed was tactical intelligence. Shortcomings...

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Mar 24, 2015 | Okinawa
U.S. Marine reinforcements wade ashore to support the beachhead on Okinawa, 1 April 1945. Throughout this year, we are commemorating the final battles of World War II, and for Marines in particular, we are commemorating the final battles in the Pacific theater of war. In February, we commemorated...