September 1993

Beetles, Alligators, and Flying Bananas: Revalidating the Concept of the Amphibious Assault

Volume 77, Issue 9


Thrice this century amphibious warfare has been declared dead and thrice it has been revived. Its future depends on our ability to resist the temptation to declare amphibious landings an impossibility.

Spurred by the failure of the United States to conduct an amphibious operation during the Gulf War, an old question has once again arisen. Is a landing against opposition possible?

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