Amphibious Warfare in a Contested Environment, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces of the Committee on Armed Services, United States House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, May 18, 2017   [open pdf - 1MB]

This testimony compilation is from the May 18, 2017 hearing on "Amphibious Warfare in a Contested Environment" before the U.S. House Committee on Armed Services. From the testimony of Dr. Bradley Martin of the RAND Corporation: "Amphibious operations are intensive combined arms operations that require significant resources and support. They are included in the operational plans of combatant commanders and remain a significant area of investment for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. [...] amphibious operations involve the placement of forces into contested areas, the most stressing of which are subject to anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) capabilities. [...] This testimony examines amphibious missions and operations, the challenges associated with such operations, and changes in future threats and capabilities." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Martin Bradley and Jesse Sloman.

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