Rebalancing: The Cost of Shifting to the Pacific
Strategy research project
ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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This paper examines the feasibility of support to key transportation nodes associated with the Marine Corps rebalancing efforts as directed by the President of the United States. The Marine Corps will be placing a rotational Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force of approximately 2,500 Marines in Darwin, Australia and a Marine Air Ground Task Force of approximately 5,000 Marines in the island of Guam. This paper will indentify current shortfalls in transportation nodes on Guam. Those shortfalls have programmed fixes however the coordination of both the upgrades and the movement of the Marine Air Ground Task Force from Okinawa, Japan are critical to a successful rebalancing operation.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics