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The Marine Space Support Team Concept

Tactical space operations support to the MAGTF

[...]SATCOM and PNT are necessary to support communications in a distributed, expeditionary environment. For this reason, space is now considered a warfighting domain and must be treated as such. Since the early 2000s, the Marine Corps has relied heavily on Army Space Support Teams (ARSSTs) to

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Maneuver Warfare in Cyberspace

A battlespace approach

According to Col Boyd, to outmaneuver an enemy, one must create a greater relative tempo of operations.2 This is true in all domains of warfare. Large organizations, such as Internet service providers, own and operate ASNs and conduct the intra-domain routing of packets using the language of border

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False Choice

Dispelling the conventional/irregular debate

[...]the two are so similar that MCDP 1 explicitly states, [Maneuver warfare! applies regardless of the nature of the conflict, whether amphibious operations or sustained operations ashore, of low or high intensity, against guerrilla or mechanized foe, in desert or jungleP The strategic studies'

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Response to Col Thomas Greenwood’s Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

by Dr. A.J. “Tony” Piscitelli Let me begin by thanking you for reviewing my book, The Marine Corps Way of War {MCG, Marl 8), and for your response to Col Mike Wyly {MCG, Jull8). Your thoughts and insights have given me a new yardstick to further frame this important part of the Marine Corps’ history.

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Back to Helmand

Maneuver warfare with an Afghan MAGTF

[...]a call came İn from the Afghan district chief of police, who relayed the scheme of maneuver that the Afghans had constructed over their meal. [...]with the battlespace understanding gained by advising, TFSW delivered precision fires in close support of Afghan maneuver forces, which in turn

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MCDP 1

Not just for warfighting

[...]the first two chapters (49 pages) simply condense thousands of years of warfare into explanations specifically geared toward those who have either never been to war or think they've figured it all out. MCDP 1 was not written as a leadership book, but if a leader cannot embrace its principles,

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Maneuver Warfare

Not the answer

[...]as a student at the Naval War College with an academic requirement to write a tactical concept paper, the Marine considers the possibility that he might be wrong-that perhaps maneuver warfare should be embraced as doctrine going forward. Asked today, that not-so-young Marine would reply that

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Way of War Review of a Review

Letter to the Editor

by Col T.C. Greenwood, USMC(Ret) I am pleased that Col Mike Wyly- one of maneuver warfare‘s founding fathers and a prominent leader of the renaissance that produced our current warfighting doctrine-has commented on my review of The Marine Corps Way of War by Dr. Anthony Piscitelli (March 2018). Under Gen Alfred M. Gray’s deft leadership,

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Making Thinking Warriors

An interview with Gen Alfred M. Gray, the 29th Commandant

The approach to "leading by example" expressed by this tough, thinking warrior was developed over a career spanning enlistment in 1950, service as a infantry Marine and reconnaissance NCO through commissioning, command at every level, from the Corps'first signals intelligence unit and later 1st

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PME

The MCU President responds

[...]SSgt Matthew P. Petitgout's March 2018 article, "The Reading List and Quarterly PME," suggests revamping both the Commandant's Reading List and Quarterly PME programs to achieve greater educational benefit for Marines. [...]GySgt Jay C. Barnard's "Educational Value" asks our Corps' leaders, "

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The Battle of Belleau Wood

Why the Marines won

If you follow the attack path of 2/5 across the wheatfield, toward the end of the assault path of 2/5, there is a kind of depression that would offer cover to a standing man from the German machine guns known to have been off to 2/5's left flank at Hill 169. Responding to this accusation, the

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