Col Gary Anderson, USMC(Ret)

Col Anderson is on sabbatical from his position as an adjunct professor at the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, and is with the Department of State leading a District Support Team in Afghanistan.

Articles by this Author

B y the time this review is published, most readers will have some knowledge of former Defense Secretary Bob Gates’ controversial memoir, Duty . The book does contain some observations about the military, to include the Marine Corps, that should be interesting to Gazette readers. Mr. Gates had a...
A number of years ago during the debate over whether fourth-generation warfare (4GW) would alter the fundamental way the Marine Corps and the United States would wage war in the future, retired Marine Corps LtGen Paul Van Riper was asked if the nature of war had changed. LtGen Van Riper’s reply was...
A number of years ago during the debate over whether fourth-generation warfare (4GW) would alter the fundamental way the Marine Corps and the United States would wage war in the future, retired Marine Corps LtGen Paul Van Riper was asked if the nature of war had changed.
When the last U.S. Marine departed from Saigon in the 1975 evacuation operation from Vietnam, the Marine Corps was perhaps at its lowest point since the end of the Civil War. Drugs were rampant, racial unrest swept the barracks, and readiness was at a 20th century low point. Few then could foresee...
A closer examination of urban operations is warranted with the goal of minimizing casualties and improving joint experimental partnerships. When the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab's (MCWL's) URBAN WARRIOR experimentation series wrapped up in March 1999, most in the Lab believed that we would get out...
The super cyclone (typhoon) that hit southern Bangladesh on April 28, 1991, was a disaster of immense proportions in a land that has seen many disasters. In the areas directly in the storm's path, a wall of water 20 feet high swept inland three miles and completely inundated several offshore...