Accession Number : ADA132309

Title :   Blitzkrieg from the Sea: Maneuver Warfare and Amphibious Operations,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s) : Moore,Richard S

PDF Url : ADA132309

Report Date : 02 May 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Today's amphibious doctrine faces serious challenges from modern technology and an increasingly lethal battlefield. A possible solution to the problems thus created rests in the newly emerging concepts of maneuver warfare. Based on the principles of rapid reaction to shifting situations and decentralized control, maneuver warfare requires new tactics and techniques for amphibious landings. The new methods must be applied in an operational context, where naval and land forces are closely integrated. This investigation demands new command relationships based on the operational situation, not parochial interests delineated by sea and land. While maneuver warfare will require some fundamental changes in the Navy and Marine Corps approach to landing operations, it will significantly enhance the flexibility and devastating impact that are hallmarks of amphibious warfare. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Amphibious operations, *Military planning, *Military tactics, Operational effectiveness, Naval operations, Marine corps operations, Decentralization, Tactical communications, Tactical air support, Logistics, Maneuvers, Task forces, Management planning and control, Joint military activities

Subject Categories : Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE