I had the pleasure to interview Timothy Heck, Deputy Directing Editor of the Modern War Institute at the United States Military Academy (West Point) and co-editor of the fantastic On Contested Shores: The Evolving Role of Amphibious Operations in the History of Warfare. This must have book is a collection of papers on amphibious operations throughout history as well as the future of amphibious operations and what that holds with regards to tech, personnel, great power competition, etc. If you have Bartlett’s Assault From the Sea, you must have this book as well! One of those articles, the Battle of Santa Rosa Island, is written by Ed Hagerty, a retired colonel with 40 years of enlisted and commissioned service. Ed is a presently on the faculty of American Public University System and Air University’s Air Command and Staff College. Ed and Tim share some thoughts on what amphibious operations looked like, what they they can and do look like and where we go from here in discussing the future of education and the sharing of ideas with amphibious operations.
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