What should Marines learn from this modern war?
"What should Marines learn from this modern war?"...
Don't get involved in one!
Well, so much for FD2030. This break down was fantastically helpful! “Old thinking meets new thinking” and the realities thereof in the current battle space in Ukraine. “If you can be seen, you can be hit, if you are hit you will be killed” General Dupuy US Army TRADOC circa 1974/75. Old meets new and let’s put a regiment of Marines in the static defense on small pacific islands where everyone can “see them” give them high tech fire crackers to aim at...who of course would never fire upon the Marines preemptively....after all that wouldn’t fair....etc etc etc.
Looks like the world is rolling back to Great War tech.
Lessons only on ground combat is well and all but if you can't supply those lads on the ground it don't matter how effective they are on paper.
"Half of Ukrainian drone losses are now due to jamming of GPS (Global Positioning System) signals."
Time to develop newer, ultralight, disposable inertial nav.
A lot of good stuff here. And many parts scary too: "Modern fires networks can see, strike, and destroy in 60 seconds."
I don't think readjustment of tactics and strategy can easily happen via just watching another country's war. I suspect some lessons will be learned, but not until the first 6 months of the next war, will an army actually adjust to the new reality.
I agree with COL Johnson, the ideology of the Offensive* must end.
The Defense is presently the stronger form of war.
Further; you have to let the troops acclimate to the shock of combat. Defense and patrols allow this, big arrows with green troops is madness.
* and someone for Gods sake find a way to tell the infantry it is not necessary to close and walk on every objective. If you haven’t taken casualties before, you will and WHAT is there that justifies this? If necessary YES.
It’s not even ideology, it’s a Cult.
It’s Dogmatic, it’s the Koran.
It’s like offering a Muslim Pork.
> there’s another way to explain this... but if you’re dead the lesson is lost.