A Marine Corps for today, tonight, and tomorrow Poliquicks
Summary: G.I. Wilson and H. Thomas Hayden explain why America needs a Marine Corps: “The USMC’s future lies in its creative intellect, professionalism in the study and application of asymmetric and maneuver warfare, and delivering what the Nation needs most in a crisis be it humanitarian relief for disasters or launching forcible maritime operations from sea to attack in the littorals or several hundred miles in land to rescue civilians.” At the end are links to other valuable articles about the future of the USMC. This is an introduction of their article at (fabiusmaximus.wordpress.com) .
The Pentagon budget machinations continue to heat up while DOD and Congress evaluate the Nation’s national security interests, seeking ways to downsize and right size the military. As global agitation unfolds in the littorals – places such as Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Somalia, Iran, Yemen, Bahrain,and North Korea – perhaps we should reconsider the role naval forces, particularly amphibious forces, play in our Nation’s security needs. Despite all the political posturing amidst this growing global unrest, the Marine Corps continues to focus on being relevant to the Nation.