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U.S. Marine Corps Force Design 2030

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Published in Mackinder Forum September 15, 2020

Abstract

Provides analysis of March 2020 U.S. Marine Corps strategic planning document Force Design 2030. This analysis stresses how the reemergence of great power competition with China and Russia is requiring the Marine Corps to shift its operational focus and capabilities toward these threat environments with particular emphasis on the Indo-Pacific region. It ties this current strategic emphasis with the Eurasian and Rimland in global strategic planning stressed by Halford Mackinder and Nicholas Spykman in their geopolitical writings.

Keywords

geopolitics, strategic planning, U.S. Marine Corps, Indo-Pacific Region, China, great power competition, military force planning

Date of this Version

9-15-2020

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