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Cultural Intelligence and the Marine Corps Intelligence Community
MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA
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As a result of the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the many small crises that simmered during the Cold War have begun to boil over. More often than not, these crises will erupt in urban areas in the developing world. Because 75 percent of the worlds population lives within 100 miles of a coastline, the United States Marine Corps will often be called upon to deal with the problems as they arise. As it realized in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Marine Corps will need to rely on cultural experts to assist with the planning and execution of military operations in response to these crises. However, the Marine Corps is not adapting to this need. Because the importance of cultural experts in military operations is only going to grow in the foreseeable future, the Marine Corps needs to fundamentally shift its methodology on recruiting and training cultural experts to provide Marine commanders with appropriate cultural intelligence.
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