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    The 22 MEU's operations during Phase III Stage A of Operation SMART SWORD are wholly consistent with the Marine Corps' philosophy of maneuver warfare. The literal, word for word, consistencies are obvious. The combined endstate from the 22 MEU's higher headquarters for this stage is"...to shatter the cohesion of the Libyan offensive..." which matches the definition of maneuver warfare stated in MCDP 1-Warfighting, "...a warfighting philosophy that seeks to shatter the enemy’s cohesion..." There are also several consistencies with doctrinal publications, and historical examples, concerning maneuver warfare, which this essay will discuss. The combined plan for Phase III Stage A consists of simultaneous maneuver by mutliple major subordinate…

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    John Boyd’s strategy theories were well thought out and have proved to be successful, however, he had to convince those in charge that these changes would be beneficial. One example of this was in 1980 when he gave a briefing to the Marine Amphibious Warfare School about the patterns of conflict. He was able to effectively communicate the value to the instructor, which caused him to change the curriculum for the course. He asked Boyd to help them develop a new tactics manual. The Concepts used…

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    In the late summer of 1914, train stations all over Europe filled with millions of enthusiastic young soldiers heading to the most glorious war. But within weeks, the excitement and glory was crushed by the horror and death, brought by dangerous new machines of war. This new great and powerful war was what is now called World War One. WW1 began as a local disturbance in Southern Europe and it eventually spread into a worldwide. The western war front took place mostly in Belgium and France. It…

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    Joint Force Case Study

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    The key general capabilities necessary to rebalance the Joint Force 2025 given the current strategic direction and global security environment to ensure Freedom of Maneuver (FOM) in the global commons and dominance within the cyber and space domains. Enhanced capabilities to protect cyber and space domains and synchronized partnered alliances are required to counter threats to these domains. This rebalancing is warranted to maintain a level of readiness that meets the needs of the National…

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    due to the propulsion that a steam powered engine allowed. Guns were also allowed to grow in size with the increased mobility of naval warships and the need to penetrate thicker armor. With all of the advantages that steam powered engines offered, the drawback was that it made the ships completely dependent upon fuel. This led to the rise of forward operating naval stations that could function as refueling depots for patrolling ships. During the American Civil War, the navies of the North…

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    the intermediate field of study and practice between naval policy, strategy and tactics. His theories created a foundation for modern operational art and operational warfare while analyzing contributing factors of politics, social and economic conditions while keeping maritime interests at the forefront of his beliefs. As classical naval theoretician, he shaped the service culture and military doctrine for a multiplicity of navies on a global scale through the examination of European and…

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    Castro Foreign Affairs

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    would contain it at any cost and be resolute in “defending freedom from its hour of maximum danger.” We heard you and set out to support your wishes. We ask that you stand on your promise to “not shrink from this responsibility” as the President of the United States and embrace it to the finish. To this end, we have proposed several alternatives for your swift consideration. Option 1. Economic pressure. We would engage in economic warfare with Cuba. This option would necessitate the use of…

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    Critics and pundits considered the Iraq War a success. However, in the beginning of the war from 2003 to 2006, military leaders were criticized for not achieving any gains against enemies in Iraq. Iraq proved to be just as challenging as Vietnam, where our enemies resorted to irregular warfare. Irregular warfare is defined as a violent struggle among state and non-state actors for legitimacy and influence over a specific population. Irregular threats include actors who employ methods such as…

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    Essay On The Blitzkrieg

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    Throughout the history of man, all wars were fought by men and the equipment they utilized. Since its introduction on the European battlefields of World War One, “armored units” or “panzers” have broken the deadlock of trench warfare and forced other ground-based elements to adapt to and utilize its implementation. It wasn’t until the Second World War that Panzers were fully utilized on the battlefield, primarily by the German Wehrmacht and SS. The Germans themselves were some of the fiercest…

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    Life In Vietnam War

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    that leveled out the playing field. In the end, both America and Vietnam paid hefty consequences for a war whose outcome was not particularly favored by either side. In my opinion, the most interesting and descriptive article I found on the website was on Air War, this is partly because it has always been a dream of mine to became a fighter pilot. For this reason, I thoroughly enjoyed reading all the specific details and features of each individual plane. Along with the plane features, I also…

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