Note: I often publish essays of professional interest elsewhere, but then cross-post here for those readers with an interest in things Naval/Seapower. Click the link below to read a bit on my thoughts about amphibious ships and crisis response. “American Needs Its 911 Force More Than Ever”
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Here, here! A MAGTF provides so much flexibility in terms of where it can be deployed, and the missions that it can accomplish once in theater. Many more options than a B-21 which can either flyover or drop munitions but not really much else. For example, it certainly can’t provide humanitarian relief to reinforce the perception of the US as a valuable ally.