Accession Number:

ADA526292

Title:

Chaos In The Littorals: Anarchic War And The United States Marine Corps

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS WAR COLL QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

The United States Marine Corps is not preparing for the full spectrum of armed conflict in the 21st century. In particular, the Marine Corps concept of future expeditionary operations, Operational Maneuver From The Sea OMFTS, fails to adequately address the threat of armed conflict in the seam between large-scale conventional combat operations and Military Operations Other Than War MOOTW. Yet, as the nations premier forward-deployed expeditionary force, the Marine Corps will likely become involved in one of the many ongoing and increasingly lethal unconventional and irregular small wars fought by insurgents, bandits, warlords, mercenaries, and criminals in and around the worlds rapidly expanding coastal cities.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE