• A Showdown Is Looming Between Admirals, Generals, And Generals

    January 29, 2024
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    A capability that has evaporated from the U.S. Military is now back in vogue.

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    The U.S. Military was once over flowing with smaller amphibious warfare vessels (LCMs, LSM, LCTs etc.). And yes, at one time, the Army had more boats than the Navy. Those days are long gone.

    The Army almost totally divested of all watercraft in 2019, I pointed this disconnect out to an Army General that gave a Multi-Domain Operations (MDO) Speech. The day before, Army had announced they were walking away from the watercraft world entirely. Kind of hard to do MDO without watercraft. He immediately called back to the Chief of Staff of the Army and the decision was reversed.

    Now Navy, Army, and Marine Corps have competing programs in the smaller amphibious warfare vessel world (smaller than LHAs, LHDs, LPDs, and LSDs).

    We’ve seen a Revolt of the Admirals before when Carriers were cancelled and bombers were given priority.

    We are headed for a modern such showdown as to which Service is the lead for smaller, amphibious warfare vessels.

    Five years ago nobody cared, now we have three Services squabbling over this.

    The answer is intuitive, take it away from all three and give the mission to Space Force



    John Mills (Col, USA, Ret)

    COL (Ret) Mills impacted history since the Cold War to our fight to save our Republic. www.TheNationWillFollow.com documents my fight against the Deep State. War Against the Deep State out this fall.
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    Mad Celt

    The military is such a joke rather than participate I spent 4 years in Costa Rica. Carter gave a blanket pardon in 1978 which shows you its all political.

    Dan McGuire

    I am not sure what vessels the author thinks should be taken from the Marines, CRRC (Rubber boats)? Even more confused as to what the Space Force would do with them. The Colonel outranks me and my 20 years in the Marine Corps infantry, but that does not make his idea any better.

    Aiello, James P

    As a retired Army logistician - I knew that nothing happened unless it moved and Army watercraft is essential... the T-School still produces watercraft Solders; new LSVs are being developed; and the Army's watercraft mission in INDOPACOM is very real.

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