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T he small, unmanned quad-copter raced through the clouds of smoke and chaff that were being hurled its way from the ground. Aidan felt a bead of sweat roll from inside his helmet and down the bridge of his nose as he pulled the UAV’s control stick to-and-fro, attempting to keep yet another of his...
In 1982, the Israeli Air Force conducted Operation MOLE CRICKET 19 for the purpose of defeating the Syrian ground-based air defense system in the Bekaa Valley. In a 24- hour period, the Israeli Air Force destroyed 19 of Syria’s SA-6 missile launchers and radar sites. This victory was possible...
I n the last 30 years, the Marine Corps has tied its warfighting capability ever more closely to the use of computers and the Internet. This development has had some benefits. Unfortunately, it has also created tremendous vulnerabilities potential adversaries may be able to exploit. While no...

Today in History

April 23

1914

The 3d Marine Regiment joined in a show of force at Vera Cruz, Mexico, after an insult to the American flag.

The Gazette Blog

Sep 7, 2016 | Leadership
There is an almost endless discussion today regarding innovation. Countless books provide blueprints for organizations to innovate, to routinely turn ideas into increased value and profits. This discussion is mirrored in the Marine Corps and across the greater Department of Defense. But one must...