Accession Number : ADA491119


Title :   From Nicaragua to the 21st Century: Marine Corps Aviation's Role in Counterinsurgency Operations


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA


Personal Author(s) : Finneran, Robert B


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a491119.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 33


Abstract : The Marines of the Second Nicaraguan Campaign rapidly adapted the role of aviation in order to support the ground commander's requirements to defeat an insurgency. Marine Corps aviators of the 21st century must maintain the same flexible support for the ground commander that was demonstrated by the Marines in Nicaragua since ultimately, ground forces will be the deciding factor in the success or failure of COIN operations.


Descriptors :   *MARINE CORPS AVIATION , THESES , COUNTERINSURGENCY , MILITARY COMMANDERS , NICARAGUA , MILITARY OPERATIONS


Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE