On November 3, Marine Corps University released a graphic novel exploring the future of the Marine Corps titled “Destination Unknown, Volume 2.” Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow August Cole authored the preface and served as a writing mentor for this project. The stories in the graphic novel explore topics including Marine-manned satellites, laser communications, and artificial intelligence (AI) assisting Marine Corps Special Operations Command operations in real time. By doing so in a fictional book, the findings are much more accessible than they would be in a white paper.

Destination Unknown proves that many Marines are writers, artists, and futurists as well [as riflemen].

August Cole

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