December 2012

Posturing the Corps for the 21st Century

Adapting to the character of contemporary conflict
Volume 96, Issue 12

Col John Keenan, USMC(Ret)

4GW (photo)
Col Thomas X. Hammes, USMC(Ret)

In the September issue of the Marine Corps Gazette, Col Robert Dobson, USMC(Ret), presented a somewhat bold reconceptualization of how the Marine Corps should posture itself for the emerging security environment. Col Dobson argued that the Corps should allocate as many as 30,000 Marines to irregular warfare (IW) missions including dedicated training/advisory tasks.

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