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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2019 8:55 p.m. PST

….. Giving Up Big Amphibious Ships.

"Last month General David Berger, the 38th Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC), released two documents, titled 38th Commandant's Intent and 38th Commandant's Planning Guidance, respectively. While there was nothing unusual about the process, the vast majority of newly confirmed CMCs in recent history have released similar documents or messages, the content was nothing short of astonishing. CMC Berger's intent and guidance, if implemented, will change the way the Marine Corps is organized and the way it operates…"
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Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Sep 2019 10:31 a.m. PST

Fascinating, if a bit jargon heavy, article.

Totally thought provoking, I would encourage anyone to read it and the comments posted to it.

I certainly agree with the principal that re-fighting WWII is NOT the course to continue to follow.


Lion in the Stars07 Sep 2019 11:38 a.m. PST

If you really want to hurt your brain, those LCS actually have enough space to carry an entire mechanized company each, and are Roll-on/Roll-off cargo ships.

So it would be do-able to ditch the big 'phibs, at least for surprise interventions at any place with a marginally-capable pier.

You still need the big 'phibs for getting ashore in places where there aren't any ports, though.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2019 11:42 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!. (smile)


SouthernPhantom07 Sep 2019 1:19 p.m. PST

At least there appears to be some use for the LCS!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2019 3:57 p.m. PST



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