Accession Number : AD0489858

Title :   A PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF NAVAL UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE,

Corporate Author : HUMAN SCIENCES RESEARCH INC MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Rambo, A. Terry

Report Date : FEB 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 133

Abstract : The dynamics of the conflict situation in which operations are conducted by both insurgents and counterinsurgents, referred to as unconventional warfare, are described within a framework encompassing, yet differentiating, resistance and revolutionary warfare. The most salient characteristic of unconventional warfare is the asymmetry of resource control exercised initially by the contending factions. If the insurgents are successful, the balance of resources will shift, making possible new insurgent tactics and necessitating different counterinsurgent responses which serve as indicators of the phases of conflict. The role of ecological determinants in insurgency is discussed and a scheme is presented for the analysis of the ecological potential of a given geo-political area for naval operations. Several traditional naval functions are analyzed within the framework of unconventional warfare and requirements or opportunities for derivative naval action by type and phase of conflict are delineated. A historical study is presented of naval operations in connection with the Philippine guerrilla movement during World War II. This case study focuses on the naval operations conducted by the Filipino guerrillas, the U. S. forces supporting them, and the Japanese counterinsurgency forces. Mission-types are delineated and the implications of the performance of these missions for the development of the insurgency are analyzed. Special emphasis is given to the psychological effects of the naval operations conducted by the contending forces.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL OPERATIONS), (*UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE, (*COUNTERINSURGENCY, UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE), GUERRILLA WARFARE, PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, JAPAN, PHILIPPINES, NAVAL VESSELS, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), BACKGROUND, NATURAL RESOURCES, ECONOMICS, FOREIGN AID, POLITICAL SCIENCE, POPULATION, CONTROL, WATER TRAFFIC, LOGISTICS.

Subject Categories : Naval Surface Warfare
      Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE