The US Marine Corps is an extremely conservative organization which is very resistant to change. Today's Marine Corps has retained the same basic organization, bases, and deployment patterns for the past twenty years. A far more capable Marine Corps can be formed at lower costs by adopting these recommendations.
Nine MEUs - the US Marine Corps can boost readiness
CL-130 Seaplanes - can land almost anywhere.
Modern Amphibious Warfare - current doctrine is flawed
155mm Mortars - light weapon, heavy firepower
Global Marines - US Marines must deploy worldwide, not just to Japan
Combat Bullhorns - simple, reliable comm
Update Helicopter Assault Tactics - avert future military blunders
Six Marine Corps Divisions - 10,000-man divisions
Marine Corps Aviation Must Change - still stuck in post-Vietnam deployment patterns
Battalion Scout Helicopters - an inexpensive idea to boost combat power
US Marine Corps Fat - free manpower
The Norway Pre-Po Racket - still ready for a Soviet invasion
The Okinawa Solution - pull half our Marines off Okinawa