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 , and Captain Stanton S. Coerr, U.S. Marine Corps