Naval War College Review


The fiscal crisis that continues to grip this nation has generated enormous chal- lenges for America’s defense establishment. At the same time, by upending old certainties and assumptions, it has also opened the way for fresh thinking about our defense priorities and ways of doing business. In “Marching toward the Sweet Spot: Options for the U.S. Marine Corps in a Period of Austerity,” Robert P. Kozloski offers an example of such fresh thinking regarding the way forward for the Marine Corps, a topic that has garnered much attention since the winding down of the combat missions of the Corps in Iraq and Afghanistan.