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The United States of America has always used irregular forces in combat. During the American Revolution, guerrilla fighters like Francis Marion, the legendary “Swamp Fox,” used indirect tactics to fight the numerically and militarily superior British Army. Interestingly enough, Marion and a great...
Everyone who cares much about U.S. military history knows the names of two of its most luminous figures, John Lejeune and George C. Marshall. But few people know that the two men, one perhaps the greatest Marine of the 20th century, the other probably the greatest Army officer of the time, knew and...
General Officer Anouncements: On 3 February the Secretary of Defense announced that the President made the following nominations: BGen William T. Collins, USMCR, for appointment to the rank of major general. BGen Collins is currently serving as CG, 4th MAW, New Orleans, LA. BGen James S. Hartsell,...

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As the Marine Corps ends over a decade of sustained combat operations and is reduced to its lowest force structure in recent history, leaders at all levels need to be more adaptive than ever. The Marine Corps has faced similar problems in the past but still managed to drive excellence and...