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Whats Old is New Again: Army and Marine Corps Cooperation in Amphibious Operations

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Technical Report,25 Jun 2018,23 May 2019

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US Army School for Advanced Military Studies Fort Leavenworth United States

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Historically, the Marine Corps has not been the only amphibious service. This monograph conducted an examination of the Armys and Marine Corps current and future role in amphibious operations and their ability to interact in a joint amphibious environment. This monograph separated the topic into the areas of doctrine, concepts, and materiel solutions. The author asks the questions Can the Army meet the requirements of joint doctrine to conduct amphibious operations What disparities exist in future concepts between the services when addressing amphibious operations Lastly, are the materiel solutions resident in each service, or Department, adequate to conduct amphibious operations The monograph concludes that the Army must incorporate into their concepts and doctrine the seaward portion of the littorals as maneuver space since the adversaries of the United States can significantly contest it.

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  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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