ISSN 2688-5395 (online)

Expeditions with MCUP is an online academic journal that offers authors a forum for the debate of trending domestic and international topics. Expeditions with MCUP will have all the advantages of a scholarly journal, including peer review and expert editing, but in a shorter time frame than a traditional print journal. Our authors will discuss the full spectrum of themes within the context of national security, international relations, and geopolitics as they apply to and impact the Department of Defense, the Department of the Navy, and the U.S. Marine Corps directly and indirectly.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL SECURITY

 
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MILITARY SCIENCE

Improving Maneuver Warfighting with Antoine-Henri Jomini:
Warfighting Functions, the Single Battle Concept, and Interior Lines

Captain Austin L. Bajc

The Concept of War in Ancient Mesopotamia:
Reshaping Carl von Clausewitz's Trinity

by Michael Cserkits, PhD

The Integration of the Evidence-Based Framework and
Military Judgment and Decision-Making

by David E. McCullin, DM

The American and Joint Origins of Operational Depth
in the Meuse-Argonne Campaign

by Thomas Bruscino, PhD

Exploring Evidence-Based Management
in Military Planning Processes as a Critically Appraised Topic

by David E. McCullin, DM

The Desert War: Marine Corps Aviation in Desert Storm,
January-February 1991

Fred Allison, PhD

The Operational Warfare Revolution:
How Operational Art Can Prepare the Marine Corps
for an Era of Great Power Competition

Matthew J. Schultz

The Finely-Honed Blade:
Clausewitz and Boyd on Friction and Moral Factors

 by Martin Samuels

   

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOREIGN POLICY

Russian Foreign Humanitarian Assistance: 
Identifying Trends Using 15 Years of Open-Source Data

by Jonathan Robinson

Military Competition between the United States and
China in the South China Sea:
A Critical Analysis
by Nicky C. Cardenas

To Win without Fighting:
Defining China's Political Warfare
by Professor Kerry Gershaneck

Policy, Perception, and Misperception:
The United States and the Fall of the Shah

by Kyle Balzer

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps:
Its Foreign Policy and Foreign Legion

Mark D. Silinsky, PhD

   


 

 

 

 

 

GEOPOLITICS

An Introduction to PLAN E: Grand Strategy
for the Twenty-First-Century Era of Entangled Security
and Hyperthreats

Elizabeth G. Boulton, PhD

Lake Chad:
Changing Hydrography, Violent Extremism,
and Climate-Conflict Intersection

Thomas E. Griffin

Water Scarcity in Brazil: A Case Study
Denise Slater

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY

A New Way of War: The Swarmers
Davide Montingelli

The Battle with Data: Realities of Bringing Artificial Intelligence
to the Battlefield

Lieutenant Colonel Ryan Whitty, USMC

System-on-System Competition in Defense Innovation
Nicholas Dew and Ira Lewis

Freedom’s “Flying Snake”: The AIM-9 Sidewinder in the Cold War
James Young, PhD

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

MILITARY CULTURE

Postpartum Depression and Its Impact on the Joint Force
Major Justin Mastrangelo, USAFR

Cultural Problems Require Cultural Solutions:
Partnership between Anthropology and the
U.S. Marine Corps to Prevent Suicide

Seth Allard

How Can the United States Move toward Gender-Neutral
Special Forces?: Lessons from the Norwegian Military

Mariah Loukou

Evaluating Military Cross-Cultural Training Programs
by Allison Abbe, PhD

 


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