Maneuver Warfare

by Maj G.I. Wilson, USMCR

Col Bruce Brown’s “Maneuver Warfare Roadmap” (Apr-May82) has contributed significantly to the dialog regarding current tactics and doctrine in light of the recent interest in the maneuver style of warfare. What Col Brown does with considerable skill and imagination is to provide Marines with the necessary conceptual framework for applying what we know about maneuver warfare to the peculiar needs of an amphibious force.

Col Brown’s remarks (May82) concerning William Lind are also on target and remind us how narrow-minded and parochial we can become. We must not fall into the trap of rejecting any idea that does not happen to be painted camouflage green, have the USMC good housekeeping seal of approval, and run the PFT.