To secure its operational edge, the Marine Air-Ground Task Force should enhance its capabilities in four specific ways.
he recent defense strategic guidance, Sustaining U.S. Global Leadership: Priorities for 21st Century Defense, highlights the growing importance of projecting power into anti-access, area-denial (A2/AD) environments. To keep pace with emerging threats, the Navy–Marine Corps team is on the cusp of important advances in projecting power through the full range of amphibious and crisis-response operations. These breakthroughs are being driven by four significant, interdependent enhancements to Marine air-ground task force (MAGTF) capabilities. They include: