From Nicaragua to the 21st Century: Marine Corps Aviation's Role in Counterinsurgency Operations
MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA
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The Marines of the Second Nicaraguan Campaign rapidly adapted the role of aviation in order to support the ground commanders 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.
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