General Krulak explains how the need for an amphibious assault force was the niche that the Marine Corps could and successfully did fill. This was a very informative book. Plus, at the time, I had the disposable income for such things and wanted to be able to highlight and make notes in the margins if I felt compelled to do so Way too much politics way too little Marine Corps.
These projects and ideas, when combined, created an amphibious system and, in many cases, remain critical components of 21st century USMC warfighting from the sea.
I found it a great resource to learn how the Marine Corps thinks and its history as a service. While these facts would be of great historical value for a reader who knows military structure and nomenclature, they tend to bog down the reader at points. Part history, part account, this is a great book written by a man who was there.
It is because of this reason that Marines need to be ready to fight at any time. What he did know was that the Marine Corps, which was constantly scrutinized for relevance by elements of the U.
Nicholas This book is an interesting, introspective look at the tumultuous beginnings and history of the United States Marine Corps. Johnsonordered an interdepartmental group to be headed by Krulak with the purpose of studying OPLAN 34A and selecting from it those targets the United States could hit in North Vietnam with the least amount of risk to its people.
Examples from these chapters the most interesting, by the way are things like how thrifty and inventive Marines are. The author was the quintessential Marine, having served in the USMC in all major American conflicts from until The Corps is in a sense like a primitive tribe where each generation has its medicine men—keepers of the tribal mythology, protectors of the tribal customs, and guardians of the tribal standards.
The kind you would hear if you had bumped into the author, Lt Gen Krulak at a bar He said something like, "We [the Army] can do everything the Marine Corps does. He volunteered for parachute training and on completion of training, he was ordered to the Pacific area as commander of the 2nd Parachute Battalion1st Marine Amphibious Corps.
For the next four years, Krulak was responsible for all Fleet Marine Force units in the Pacific, including some 54 trips to the Vietnam theater. Rick Barcenas Ok, this was required reading for work. At the end of World War II, there was a downsize of the military and with good reason: House of Representatives and a significant supporter of the U.
Chuck If you are into the back room politics the Corps had to deal with over the years, this is a great book but would recommend the biography Brute about Ike Krulak much higher. And the single most striking thing I took away from the book is how many times others have tried to disband this merry "band of brothers" During this period, American military advisors were providing assistance to the South Vietnamese in their war against the Viet Cong.First to Fight has ratings and 28 reviews.
Zachary said: First of all I have to say that the only reason I read this book is because all Marines are /5. First to Fight by Lieutenant General Victor H. Krulak is where the history, reputation, and truth about the United States Marine Corps meet. Within this page book you will find a combination of historical fact, interesting background, and personal recollection from one of the men who helped shape what the Marines are today.
Given Gen Conway’s focus on First to Fight for the modern USMC, and the 25 years since the release of LtGen Krulak’s book, perhaps the release of a silver jubilee edition of First to Fight may be warranted. First to Fight. An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps. If you are a member, log in to receive member pricing legendary Marine General "Brute" Krulak submits an unprecedented examination of U.S.
Marines—their fights on the battlefield and off, their extraordinary esprit de corps. First published in hardcover inthis book has. First to fight is a book by Lieutenant General Victor H. Krulak. This book talks about the history, truth, and reputation of the Marine Corps. In the book we would find out more about history dates, battles, and of people who have helped us with their extraordinary acts while called on duty.
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