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By Brent Friedman

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

Included is 2 works by means of Ellis on naval and amphibious operations, together with complex Base Operations in Micronesia, the learn of strategies and operations within the Pacific Ocean that the USA military and Marine Corps may use to win the conflict opposed to Imperial Japan. Ellis describes the shape and services of a contemporary Marine Corps designed to win its Nation’s battles. Ellis’ principles approximately how the Marine Corps should still struggle are nonetheless in use through the international today.
Ellis’ rules on amphibious operations are popular, yet his rules on counterinsurgency and standard warfare were overshadowed and forgotten. Ellis wrote articles in keeping with his warfighting studies within the Philippines and as a part of the yankee Expeditionary strength in Europe in the course of international warfare I. those articles, final released within the early 1920’s, are either republished during this e-book and convey Ellis as a prescient philosopher who was once sooner than his time. Ellis identifies strategies that the U.S. army struggles with even this present day, and that different thinkers wouldn't establish for many years after Ellis’ death.

Also integrated are six essays by means of the editor, introducing the information 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 technique and battle within the enormous reaches of the Pacific Ocean. Edited via Captain B. A. Friedman, USMC, twenty first Century Ellis finds the strategic insights of Pete Ellis for then and now.

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