Expeditionary maneuver warfare
Expeditionary maneuver warfare (EMW) is the current concept that guides how the United States Marine Corps organizes, deploys and employs its forces. Utilizing maneuver warfare and the Marine Corps' expeditionary heritage, EMW emphasizes strategically agile and tactically flexible Marine Air Ground Task Forces with the capability to project power against critical points in the littorals and beyond.
This concept has influenced Marine Corps equipment procurement in recent years, leading to the purchase of the MV-22 Osprey, Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle, F-35 Lightning II and the M777 Lightweight Howitzer.
Supporting operational concepts
- Ship-to-objective maneuver (STOM)
- Enhanced networked sea basing
- Sustained operations ashore
- Other expeditionary operations
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