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Learning from the Germans Part II: The Future

Maneuverist Paper No. 5

There is no doubt that, during both world wars, members of the German armed forces, acting in their official capacities, violated laws of war that were then in force in a large number of ways.

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Time for a Another Stand-Down

A Warfighting Stand Down

With the ever-increasing centralization of decision making at the higher levels, continued micro-management of the troops, and inability to accept risk by officers at every level, all would benefit from a refresher on our doctrine.

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Kein Schema

Initiative and cooperation in maneuver warfare

We need to know when to cooperate and leverage combined arms dilemmas into an advantage as well as when to sacrifice cooperation for the sake of adaptability and being faster.

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Response to Marinus “Marine Corps Maneuver Warfare: A Historical Context”

In regard to the article written by Two Manueverists, “What Marines Believe About Warfare: A Declaration”

As we take on this challenge it is necessary, as Marinus suggests, to ask the tough questions about our doctrine and identity to ensure the Marine Corps will be ready to meet the demands of the Nation.

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Learning from the Germans

Maneuverist Paper No. 4

One of the more curious features of the first four decades of the maneuver warfare movement within the Marine Corps is the large role played by artifacts of the German military tradition.

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Re-Maneuverizing the Marine Corps

Looking back to move forward

Our ability to fight without becoming over reliant on technology is increasingly relevant ...

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Let Boyd Speak!

Write maneuver warfare essentials into MCDP-1

… a comparative analysis of FMFM 1 and MCDP 1 shows that the older document, FMFM 1, is more thoroughly maneuverist in nature …

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Maneuverist No. 3

The dynamic, nonlinear science behind maneuver warfare

Carl von Clausewitz also relied heavily on the physical sciences to explain his military concepts. On War is filled with science metaphors.

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The Zweikampf Dynamic

Maneuverist #2, Problem framing: Understanding the nature of war

This is the second article of a series called The Maneuverist Papers.

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Marine Corps Maneuver Warfare

The historical context

To understand where you are and where you are going, it is important to know where you have been. The future evolves from the past.

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I Think We’ve Got It!

Making maneuver warfare happen

All the work that Gen Alfred M. Gray did in the early experiments in maneuver will come to bear in terms of real readiness—and when implemented on the battlefield, victory.

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