The G/ATOR and Expeditionary Warfare

11/21/2021
By Ashley Calingo, Marine Corps Systems Command Force Design 2030 details Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David Berger’s vision for maintaining the relevance of the Corps in the new age of great power competition. Developed to enable the Marine Corps to adapt and outmaneuver its adversaries, Force Design 2030…

A Discussion with Major General James F. Glynn: The CG of MARSOC

11/18/2021
By Robbin Laird The Marine Forces Special Operations Command provides an interesting case study for the USMC transformation path. It was stood up in 2006 and was clearly part of the response to the land wars and to enable the Marines to work more effectively within the key role which…

Reshaping Maritime Security and Defense Capabilities in Eastern Mediterranean

11/16/2021
By Robbin Laird The Abraham Accords set in motion enhanced maritime security and defense capabilities in the Eastern Mediterranean. The UAE, Bahrain, the U.S. and Israel cooperated in a five day exercise in the Red Sea to reinforce defense and security relationships in the maritime domain,. Vice Admiral Brad Cooper,…

Challenges Going Forward for the USMC: The Perspective of Lt. General (Retired) Robling

11/10/2021
By Robbin Laird I had the chance to work with Lt. General (Retired) Robling both when he was Deputy Commandant of Aviation from 2011-2012 and when he was the MARFORPAC commander from 2012 to 2014.   We started by looking back at his time as the MARFORPAC Commander, and the…

An Update on the UK Carrier Strike Group: October 2021

11/09/2021
According to a story published by the UK Ministry of Defence on October 5, 2021, the UK Carrier Strike Group looks forward to a busy autumn in the Indo-Pacific and the Middle East. Having passed the midway point of its first operational deployment, the UK Carrier Strike Group is preparing…

The USS Carl VInson Delivers: Fuel

11/05/2021
By MC1 Tyler Fraser, USS Carl Vinson  PHILIPPINE SEA - Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) conducted a fueling-at-sea (FAS) with Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), Sept. 17, delivering more than 150,000 gallons of fuel and setting a milestone of more than 1 million gallons…