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The 2035 GCE

The future vision

Rapid growth of megacities coupled with demographic shifts will stress traditional social norms, resources, and infrastructure-setting the stage for imbalance, unrest, and potential conflict.9 The "three-block" war is likely to evolve to a "three-floor war" where actions occur among an

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A New Conception of War

Book Review

Maj Brown puts Boyd's ideas and the debates surrounding the introduction of maneuver warfare into their context as the Marines sought to learn from their decade in Southeast Asia. Additionally, similar to the conclusion of the Vietnam War, there are debates about the utility of amphibious warfare

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Warfighting Revisited

Letter to the Editor

by Col Thomas C. Greenwood Rarely do book reviews elicit spirited responses, so I am both honored and pleased that my critique of Dr. Anthony J. Piscitellis, The Marine Corps Way of War (MCG, Marl 8) did so, generating subsequent commentary from the author and a leading maneuver warfare advocate from the 1980s, Col Mike

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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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