Accession Number : ADA189173

Title :   Sea Lane Defense: Japanese Capabilities and Imperatives.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Gallagher, Daniel I

PDF Url : ADA189173

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 160

Abstract : Japan has significant capabilities to protect its sealanes out to 1000 nautical miles to the south of its main ports. By concentrating military expenditures on forces to improve air defense, strait control, and convoy operations, Japan could have a credible defense, even in the worst possibility: global war and a Soviet attack. The Japanese should concentrate on improving the air defense of Japan and the ocean between Iwo Jima and Okinawa, increasing their stockpile of mines and their mine warfare forces, and increasing the numbers of their long-range maritime patrol aircraft and surface escort ships. These improvements all maintain the defensive nature of Japanese forces and are attainable within the next decade. Thesis, Defense planning.

Descriptors :   *JAPAN, *NAVAL OPERATIONS, AIR DEFENSE, ATTACK, DEFENSE PLANNING, ESCORT SHIPS, GLOBAL, MINES(ORDNANCE), OCEANS, OKINAWA, SHIPS, STOCKPILES, USSR, WARFARE, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN, AREA DEFENSE, ROUTING

Subject Categories : Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE