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A ny Marine who has encountered new technology, which comes with a promise of new capability or increased operational efficiency, has in many instances been underwhelmed. This cycle of promise followed by disappointment has created an atmosphere of guarded skepticism toward new technology. At its...
T he time to implement gender neutrality within the United States military has come. The subject of women in combat—particularly the infantry—is one of the most significant and hotly debated topics currently facing the Marine Corps. Despite the validity or evidence of the ongoing dissent, pragmatic...
I t is clear that our adversaries have the initiative when it comes to operating in the information environment (IE). Russia, China, Iran, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), to name a few, dominate this space while U.S. forces struggle to maintain a viable presence, much less...

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Sep 4, 2015 | Logistics
In 2011, the Marine Corps faced a logistics challenge: The initial stages of our retrograde and redeployment from Afghanistan were getting underway, and we needed a detailed disposition plan, or "playbook," for all of our ground equipment in theater. We didn't want to bring back equipment that we...