By Brent Friedman

For years, the Marine Corps has touted the prescience of Lieutenant Colonel “Pete” Ellis, USMC, who anticipated in 1921 that the us could struggle Japan and the way the Pacific Theater will be received. Now, for the 1st time, these predictions and different works by means of the “amphibious prophet” come in 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 army and Marine Corps could use to win the battle opposed to Imperial Japan. Ellis describes the shape and features 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 through the global today.
Ellis’ principles on amphibious operations are renowned, yet his principles on counterinsurgency and standard warfare were overshadowed and forgotten. Ellis wrote articles in line with his warfighting reports 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 publication and express Ellis as a prescient philosopher who was once sooner than his time. Ellis identifies suggestions 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 contemporary context. because the usa turns its concentration to the Pacific, Ellis’ rules can tell policymakers at the dynamics of process and struggle within the big 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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