Call to Action: Ghost Fleet

Ghost Fleet by P.W. Singer and August Cole tells the story of future war against China in the Pacific, around the world and in space and cyberspace.  It may be a cautionary tale about the Marine Corps’ and the entire US Joint Force’s dependency on technology and our fundamental belief that we will always dominate the air, sea, and information domains.  The story highlights the American will to fight and the disruptive power of small insurgent teams while uncovering both the brightest and the darkest aspects of human nature under enemy occupation.

If we stipulate that Ghost Fleet describes an accurate vision of future war with Communist China, what should the Marine Corps be doing now to prepare to fight and win in that future world?  Does the 38th Commandant’s Planning Guidance put us on an azimuth to arrive at this level of preparation?

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