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Review of a Review

Letter to the Editor

by Col Michael Wiley, USMC(Ret) I Having been interviewed extensively by Dr. Anthony Piscitelli in writing his excellent The Marine Corps Way of War (Savas Beatie, 2017), I read with special interest Col Tom Greenwood’s review as published in the March Gazette. It was a sentence four paragraphs into the review, where Col Greenwood quotes

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On Cyber

Preparing the 21st century MAGTF to fight in the cyberspace domain

The Marine Corps Operating Concept, published by HQMC in September 2016, asserts, "The 21st century MAGTF executes maneuver warfare through a combined arms approach ... across five domains-air, land, sea, space, and cyberspace." To prepare for armed conflict in the cyberspace domain, the Marine

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Ender’s Galley

A forum for discussing information environment operations

Enders Galley (EG) is here to enter the public forum, and ?t will bring to bear the resources and diverse student body of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College (CSC) to develop new concepts for operations in the information environment. Ender's Galley is a Marine Corps University student-led

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Reinvigorating Maneuver Warfare Through PME

An infantry battalion model

[...]a battalion compositing as a battalion landing team might want to focus effort on the Leadership LOE İn order to build cohesion and esprit de corps and inculcate commander's intent to the SNCOs and officers newly integrated into the team. Primary responsibilities for this billet are to

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The Marine Corps Way of War

Book Review

[...]scores of critical thinkers at all ranks contributed immeasurably to the Corps' institutional learning during those heady years and helped reconcile maneuver warfare with the Marines' combined arms, MAGTF, and expeditionary ethos. There İs no discussion of the after-action analysis that

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Innovation Information War

The known dimensions of conflict

Simultaneously, the information revolution means that reconnaissance (gaining information about the operating environment) and counter-reconnaissance (denying information to the enemy) will become more important than ever before, and winning that competition is integral to Marine Corps operations.

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The 21st Century MAGTF

This article includes extracts and ideas from the MOC

This effort is underpinned by a campaign of learning that integrates force development and Operating Forces' concerns to understand and solve our most vexing warfighting challenges.

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Implementing Maneuver Warfare in Daily Operations

The effects of cell phones and email on the decision-making process

[...]we cannot focus on one problem long enough to develop a solution, "Patterns of Conflict" advises maneuver warfare practitioners to "present many simultaneous and sequential happenings to generate confusion and disorder. [...]we should communicate orally when possible, because we communicate in

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How to Eradicate* a Scourge

Yellow fever, malaria, and construction of the Panama Canal

"Eradicate" is a strong word. It means not only to drive the incidents of a scourge all the way down to zero, but also to do so in such a way that it never returns. Accordingly, eradication of a scourge is very difficult. This is exactly what Col William Gorgas and John Stevens did to yellow fever

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MIX-16

Letter to the Editor

by Capt Dilan Swift Thank you for publishing Sgt Luke G. Cardelli’s recent article, “MAGTF Integrated Exercise (MIX-16),” (MCG, Novl7). His experience as an opposing force pointed to the crux of maneuver warfare; decentralization empowers warfighters to act faster, out-cycle the enemy, and win. His enthusiasm was palpable, and I believed it when he wrote

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Maneuver Warfare: An Anthology

Book Review

"There are basically1two styles of fighting... methodical battle; a set-piece, closely orchestrated, slow moving battle, tightly controlled from a highly centralized command... [and] maneuver warfare; a fastpaced battle, loosely controlled and decentralized, highly responsive to a changing

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