Accession Number : ADA292730

Title :   UBI Sumus? Quo Vadimus?: Charting the Course of Maritime Interception Operations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Zeigler, Richard D.

PDF Url : ADA292730

Report Date : 16 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 147

Abstract : Analysis of the history, legal justification, and the three cases of maritime interception operations (MIDs) provides lessons learned from which to make recommendations towards enhancing their effectiveness in the future. Historically, MIOs derive from blockage, visit and search, Pacific blockade, and quarantine. Legally, MIOs are justified on either the inherent right of forcible self-help or the United Nations charter. The analysis of the three actual cases reveals difficulty in interoperability. Analyzing key aspects of MIOs, including command control, rules of engagement, and communications, indicates that interoperability could be improved through shared doctrine and publications, and more combined training and exercises, all designed to reveal and correct problem areas in these key aspects of MIOs.

Descriptors :   *INTERCEPTION, *NAVAL WARFARE, *SHIP DEFENSE SYSTEMS, LESSONS LEARNED, MILITARY DOCTRINE, INTEROPERABILITY, SHARING, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, UNITED NATIONS, INTERNATIONAL LAW, QUARANTINE.

Subject Categories : Defense Systems
      Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE