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The way in which wars are fought has fundamentally changed. The modern battlefield (tactically, operationally, and strategically) is very different from the 20th century model that we are used to. The Banana Wars, World War II, and Vietnam models are no longer valid baselines from which to draw...
Reflecting on the recent successes and failures of the Marine Corps during Operation Desert Storm, then-BGen Paul K. Van Riper offered a particularly devastating critique of intelligence as conducted in the Marine Corps, noting, “The weakest area I observed was tactical intelligence. Shortcomings...
Expeditionary Force 21 provides the Marine Corps with an opportunity to make a quantum leap forward in amphibious operations and expeditionary warfare. It also poses self-evident, yet unanswered challenges. These challenges can be seen as opportunities, but they will require a paradigm shift. One...

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Mar 24, 2015 | Okinawa
U.S. Marine reinforcements wade ashore to support the beachhead on Okinawa, 1 April 1945. Throughout this year, we are commemorating the final battles of World War II, and for Marines in particular, we are commemorating the final battles in the Pacific theater of war. In February, we commemorated...