Maritime Matters

By Col Joseph H. Alexander, USMC (Ret) - Originally published in December 2007 Part II: The Conclusion The Civil War entered its third year in 1864, reaping a harvest of death and devastation across the South. Yet Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Joseph E. Johnston still seemed invincible...
February 2010 Piracy and the Maritime Industry
By Roy Meador - Originally Published September 1979 John Paul Jones, the famous sea captain who fought on our side during the Revolution, made sure he had 140 Marine sharpshooters aboard his ship, the Bon Homme Richard , when he tangled with the Serapis 200 years ago this month. Maybe that's why he...
Asserting Influence and Power: The Case for Amphibs in the 21st Century Some Aspects of the Historiography of British and U.S. Doctrines of Amphibious Operations in the 20th Century Making Bold Adjustments: The AAV in Enhanced Company Operations Future of MAGTF Operations 21st Century Amphibious...
by Lawrence J Oliver - published September 2000 The interwar period emergence of a Marine Corps amphibious philosophy has served to guide, structure, equip, and train Marine warfighters for over six decades.l The primary product espousing that philosophy, the 1934 Tentative Manual for Landing...
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Friday, July 15, 2011, that the next freedom-class littoral combat ship (LCS) will be named the USS Little Rock (LCS 9).
by Robert E. Schmidle - published July 2004 'Effective concentration can only be obtained when the opposing forces are dispersed; and, usually, in order to ensure this, one's own forces must be widely distributed. Thus, by an outward paradox, true concentration is the product of dispersion. ' -B.H...
The history of Marine Corps amphibious operations from the earliest days of the republic in 1776 at New Providence Island to the Korean War in the 1950s.
By Jack Shulimson and Graham A Cosmas - Originally Published November 1981 Seagoing Marines owed their salvation at least as much to the cross-purposes of their enemies as to the efforts of their friends. President Theodore Roosevelt's attempt in November 1908 to remove Marine guards from the...

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