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By Brent Friedman

For years, the Marine Corps has touted the prescience of Lieutenant Colonel “Pete” Ellis, USMC, who estimated 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 through the “amphibious prophet” are available print.

Included is 2 works by way of Ellis on naval and amphibious operations, together with complicated Base Operations in Micronesia, the learn of strategies and operations within the Pacific Ocean that the us army and Marine Corps may use to win the conflict opposed to Imperial Japan. Ellis describes the shape and services of a latest Marine Corps designed to win its Nation’s battles. Ellis’ rules approximately how the Marine Corps may still struggle are nonetheless in use in the course of the international today.
Ellis’ rules on amphibious operations are renowned, yet his principles on counterinsurgency and standard struggle were overshadowed and forgotten. Ellis wrote articles in response to his warfighting stories within the Philippines and as a part of the yank Expeditionary strength in Europe in the course of global warfare I. those articles, final released within the early 1920’s, are either republished during this booklet and convey Ellis as a prescient philosopher who used to be prior to his time. Ellis identifies techniques that the U.S. army struggles with even at the present time, and that different thinkers wouldn't establish for many years after Ellis’ death.

Also incorporated are six essays via the editor, introducing the tips 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 procedure and conflict within the substantial reaches of the Pacific Ocean. Edited via Captain B. A. Friedman, USMC, twenty first Century Ellis unearths the strategic insights of Pete Ellis for then and now.

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