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U.S. Marines and Irregular Warfare, Training and Education, 2000-2010

Title:
U.S. Marines and Irregular Warfare, Training and Education, 2000-2010
Format:
Hardcover
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GPO Stock Number:
008-055-00265-6
ISBN:
9780160927836
Description

U.S. Marines in Irregular Warfare: Training and Education is a brief history that recounts how the U.S. Marine Corps adapted to fight the Global War on Terrorism during 2000–10. The Marine Corps has a long history of fighting irregular wars, including the Banana Wars in Central American during the 1920s and the Vietnam War during the 1960s. To battle the insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Corps drew upon this experience while also implementing new plans and programs to better prepare Marines to carry out counterinsurgency operations.

The Marine Corps updated the curriculum at the Command and Staff College and transformed the annual Combined Arms Exercise into Exercise Mojave Viper: an immersive training program that simulated the urban environments in which Marines would be operating in Southwest Asia. Most importantly, Marines adjusted in the field, as battalion and company commanders drew on their basic training and education to devise innovative tactics to better combat the new threats they now faced. As this story shows, the Marine Corps did not undergo a radical transformation to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, but instead drew on principles that had defined it as a warfighting organization throughout most of its history.

About the Author

Nicholas J. Schlosser is a historian at the U.S. Army Center of Military History. Between 2009 and 2014, Dr. Schlosser worked at the Marine Corps History Division, where he researched and wrote about irregular warfare, the Iraq War, and the Vietnam War. He received his doctorate in history from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2008.

Other products relating to Irregular Warfare include the following:

The U.S. Army and Irregular Warfare 1775-2007: Selected Papers From the 2007 Conference of Army Historians can be found at this link: http://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-029-00490-9  --also available in ePub format at this link: http://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-300-00035-6

Other products relating to the Global War on Terrorism can be found at this link: http://bookstore.gpo.gov/search/apachesolr_search/Global%20War%20on%20Te...

Other products from the United States Marine Corps can be found at this link: http://bookstore.gpo.gov/agency/922

Keywords: United States Marine Corps; United States Marines; U.S. Marine Corps; U.S. Marines; Marines; Marine Corps; Global War on Terrorism; global war on terrorism; irregular warfare; military strategy; counterinsurgency; combat; iraq war; Iraq War; Afghanistan; military education; soldier training; combat training and tactics; Southwest Asia

 

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword ...........................................................................................v
Preface ............................................................................................. vii
Introduction ......................................................................................1
Chapter 1 ...........................................................................................7
A Heritage of Fighting Small Wars:
The Marine Corps and Irregular Warfare, 1900–1990
Chapter 2 ......................................................................................... 25
Marine Corps Warfighting Concepts from 1991 to 2002
Chapter 3 ......................................................................................... 43
The Iraq War
Chapter 4 ......................................................................................... 63
The Marine Corps Rediscovers Counterinsurgency
Chapter 5 ......................................................................................... 81
Adapting Marine Corps Combat Units to Counterinsurgency:
Training in the United States and Adapting in the Field
Conclusion ...................................................................................... 97
Notes ............................................................................................. 101
Index.............................................................................................. 115

Audience

This book content may appeal to Marines, as well as other members of the military, school faculty and students, policy makers, and Marine Corps veterans, especially of the Iraq War and Global War on Terrorism era. Additionally, high school students, military college, and college students pursuing coursework in military science or writing research papers about the U.S. Marine Corps combat tactics during the Global War on Terrorism and Iraq War may have interest in this work.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$48.00
International Price:
$67.20
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Navy, Marine Corps. History Division
Author:
  • Schlosser, Nicholas J.
Year/Pages:
2015: 130 p.; ill.
Key Phrases:
  • Naval History
  • Military History
  • Irregular Warfare
  • United States Marines and Irregular Warfare, Training and Education
  • Marine Corps History
Weight:
1.875
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Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
04/24/2015
Last Status Update:
03/13/2017
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