Rapid advancements in military technology coupled with the introduction of hybrid threat capabilities obscure the traditional categories of warfare and increase the difficulty of matching requirements with 21st-century challenges. Many scholars argue that “the long record of United States’ military successes masks major geopolitical and technological trends that are rapidly eroding the advantages the U.S. military has long enjoyed.”1
A2/AD: The New Death Knell for Amphibious Operations?
The Marine Corps’ ability to adapt to the challenges of the day have proven arm-chair strategists wrong for decades, and the service’s contribution to the next fight will continue the tradition.
By Lieutenant Colonel Jason Cooper, U.S. Air Force and Lieutenant Colonel Mike Jernigan, U.S. Marine Corps