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An Analysis of the Marine Corps' Surface Amphibious Capability and Its Relationship to Current Doctrine

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Technical Report,13 Aug 2018,14 Jun 2019

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US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States

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The Marine Corps is the U.S. militarys amphibious force and as such it is required by directive to execute amphibious operations in support of efforts to gain and maintain access to regions around the globe. The Marine Corps role in a joint forcible entry operation is to be able to seize a lodgment through amphibious assault. Consequently, the Marine Corps must ensure it has the capabilities to conduct an amphibious assault as anti-accessarea denial threats around the world challenge amphibious forces ability to close the distance to the beach. As the Marine Corps looks to build capabilities to compete on the 21st century battlefield, it must pay mind to its doctrinal assignment as an amphibious force and to be able to provide multiple options to a Joint Force Commander.

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  • Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles
  • Marine Engineering

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