Accession Number : ADA212517

Title :   The Effects of United States Naval Forces Deployed to the Persian Gulf.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis Aug 88-Jun 89,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Carr, Larry D

PDF Url : ADA212517

Report Date : 02 Jun 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is to examine the U.S. Navy's ability to surge forces forward to meet crises and still meet its day-to-day commitments. This study reviewed the 43 treaties and agreements the US has with other nations and the strategy and policies of the US in support of these agreements, policies, and strategies on the Navy. Key areas of personnel and material readiness are then examined. As a case study, the paper used the US response to the crises in the Persian Gulf from 1970 to the present. This crisis is typical of the employment of Naval forces to show US interest in world affairs and is the most recent crisis. The author was part of the forces deployed to meet this crisis. The research showed that they Navy's ability to surge its forces and continue to meet its everyday commitments is limited. The Navy lacks a sufficient number of ships and personnel to man them. The mission in the Persian Gulf was successfully completed only by pushing the ships and men of the fleet to their limit. The paper ends with five proposals which will increase the Navy's ability to continue this type of crisis intervention and still be prepared to meet the day-to-day commitments in support of US policy. Keywords: Theses; Naval operations; Operations readiness; Navy planning. (KT)

Descriptors :   *NAVAL OPERATIONS, *RAPID DEPLOYMENT, *PERSIAN GULF, EMERGENCIES, EMPLOYMENT, GLOBAL, HUMANS, MATERIALS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), NAVAL OPERATIONS, NAVAL PLANNING, OPERATIONAL READINESS, POLICIES, RESPONSE, SHIPS, STRATEGY, SURGES, THESES

Subject Categories : Naval Surface Warfare
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE