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

By Brent Friedman

ISBN-10: 1612518079

ISBN-13: 9781612518077

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

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

Also integrated are six essays through the editor, introducing the guidelines of Pete Ellis and placing them in a latest context. because the usa turns its concentration to the Pacific, Ellis’ principles can tell policymakers at the dynamics of method and battle within the great reaches of the Pacific Ocean. Edited through Captain B. A. Friedman, USMC, twenty first Century Ellis unearths the strategic insights of Pete Ellis for then and now.

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