21st Century Ellis: Operational Art and Strategic Prophecy by Brent Friedman PDF

By Brent Friedman

For years, the Marine Corps has touted the prescience of Lieutenant Colonel “Pete” Ellis, USMC, who anticipated in 1921 that the U.S. may struggle Japan and the way the Pacific Theater will be received. Now, for the 1st time, these predictions and different works via the “amphibious prophet” come in print.

Included is 2 works via Ellis on naval and amphibious operations, together with complicated Base Operations in Micronesia, the examine of strategies and operations within the Pacific Ocean that the USA army and Marine Corps may use to win the conflict opposed to Imperial Japan. Ellis describes the shape and capabilities of a contemporary Marine Corps designed to win its Nation’s battles. Ellis’ principles approximately how the Marine Corps may still struggle are nonetheless in use through the global today.
Ellis’ rules on amphibious operations are popular, yet his principles on counterinsurgency and standard struggle were overshadowed and forgotten. Ellis wrote articles in keeping with his warfighting studies within the Philippines and as a part of the yankee Expeditionary strength in Europe in the course of global struggle I. those articles, final released within the early 1920’s, are either republished during this ebook and express Ellis as a prescient philosopher who used to be sooner than his time. Ellis identifies ideas that the U.S. army struggles with even this day, and that different thinkers wouldn't determine for many years after Ellis’ death.

Also incorporated are six essays by means of the editor, introducing the guidelines of Pete Ellis and placing them in a contemporary context. because the usa turns its concentration to the Pacific, Ellis’ rules can tell policymakers at the dynamics of technique and conflict within the big reaches of the Pacific Ocean. Edited by means of Captain B. A. Friedman, USMC, twenty first Century Ellis finds the strategic insights of Pete Ellis for then and now.

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