I’ll be more impressed when I see actual solutions to these problems. Right now, we’ve just conceded the playing field without a plan on why we’re still relevant. Lastly none of it is relevant until the Navy can sustain a ship building and maintenance plan that supports its own deployments - let alone ours. Right now that is not the case. I wonder if the crux of this news is based off of the Navy’s funding issues or an actual doctrinal shift.From the new Commandant.
New Commandant Berger Sheds 38-Amphib Requirement in Quest to Modernize USMC for High-End Fight
“I do not believe joint forcible entry operations (JFEO) are irrelevant or an operational anachronism; however, we must acknowledge that different approaches are required given the proliferation of anti-access/area denial (A2AD) threat capabilities in mutually contested spaces. Visions of a massed naval armada nine nautical miles off-shore in the South China Sea preparing to launch the landing force in swarms of ACVs, LCUs, and LCACs are impractical and unreasonable,” he wrote.