Accession Number : ADA601392


Title :   Modern Amphibious Operations: Why the United States Must Maintain a Joint Amphibious Forcible Entry Capability


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA


Personal Author(s) : Meyer, Samuel L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a601392.pdf


Report Date : 23 Mar 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 78


Abstract : Joint amphibious operations with forcible entry capability are one solution to modern access challenges and the nebulous future threats faced by the US as it ends over decade of counterinsurgency. Matching the requirements of the national strategies with potential future threats, amphibious operations represent an answer to the complex future security environment. These forces must be fully integrated as a US Joint Force. This paper is not a plea for US Marine Corps relevance. Rather, it explains in a holistic manner, why the joint force is required to accomplish this important mission. One such focus is the Marine s reliance on the US Navy and the acknowledgement that their current relationship needs work if the two services are to execute the forcible entry amphibious mission. Attempting to minimize parochialism, this paper details why and how the joint force should use its resources to accomplish amphibious joint forcible entry.


Descriptors :   *AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS , *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , MILITARY CAPABILITIES , MILITARY STRATEGY , THREATS


Subject Categories : Naval Surface Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE