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1986 Reports

  • The Internal Enemy: Insurgency In Brazil by Major Alan S. Craig, USMC, Marine Corps University Command and Staff College [1986] This paper is a study of the Brazilian insurgency, from its historical roots to the winning tactics employed by the government.
  • Why Ogaden War Marine Corps University Command and Staff College [1986] The Ogaden War was a direct result of Somalia's attempt to obtain Ethiopia's Ogaden Province, through subversion and direct aggression, which ultimately focused the attention of both the Soviet Union and the United States towards the Horn of Africa.
  • The AV-8 Harrier: Two Meanings For Air Support Marine Corps University Command and Staff College [1986] The Harrier's ability to go anywhere the infantry can go will require that support be available anywhere the Harrier can go.
  • 7.62 mm Versus 5.56 mm - Does NATO Really Need Two Standard Rifle Calibers by Major Vern T. Miyagi, Marine Corps University Command and Staff College [1986] Although the selection of the 5.56 x 45mm cartridge was based on extensive testing, research, and documented battle performance, this intermediate power round is not the optimum ammunition and caliber for U. S. and NATO forces in the contemplated battlefields of the future.
  • The Soviet Army Offensive: Manchuria, 1945 Marine Corps University Command and Staff College [1986] The Soviet offensive in Manchuria during August 1945 provides an excellent model of current Soviet Army tactics for students of modern warfare.
  • Notional Mindset vs Flexible Response: Selective Rapid Reinforcement For The Committed MAGTF Marine Corps University Command and Staff College [1986] Notional thinking trends are particularly hazardous in today's strategic environment which demands an extremely flexibly responsive Marine Corps. The proposed Selective Rapid Reinforcement concept advocates creative use of MPS assets to offer both an enhancement option for the Marine flexible response capability and a possible remedy for notional mindset.
  • The Falkland Islands War 1982: A Rifle Company Commander's Perspective by Major David G. Wheen, Royal Marines, Marine Corps University Command and Staff College [1986] A review of the Falkland's war



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