In the current atmosphere of military hand-wringing over parochial mission issues, the U.S. Marine Corps must review its traditional role. The push toward joint interoperability is based on good intentions but suffers from poor application; it is a worthy but difficult goal. The Corps needs to think of new ways to spend dwindling defense dollars and introduce new concepts for its proper employment.
A True Force in Readiness
To project real power ashore and sustain ground operations, the U.S. Marine Corps needs to deploy Marine expeditionary brigades—not units—as the force of choice.
By Captain Neil C, Carns, U.S. Marine Corps, and Captain Stanton S. Coerr, U.S. Marine Corps