Accession Number : ADA293371

Title :   Submarines - Who Needs Em?

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Mielcarz, Diane C.

PDF Url : ADA293371

Report Date : 13 FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The current military/political climate of budget cuts, downsizing, the demise of the Soviet Union, and the establishment of a new world order has forced all services to reexamine and justify their existence. I will specifically examine what U.S. submarine has to offer in the defense of America in relation to the National Military Strategy, to include deterrence, forward presence, crisis response and reconstitution; enduring characteristics which include stealth, endurance and agility; critical roles such as peacetime engagement, surveillance, deterrence, regional sea denial, precision strike, task group support, ground warfare support and battlespace dominance; and contributions that the submarine can make to the post-Cold War era. While there is no possible way to predict where or when the next conflict will occur, the submarine possesses valuable attributes which can be successfully utilized at the operational level to enhance the mission and achieve success.

Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY, *COLD WAR, *MILITARY BUDGETS, USSR, GLOBAL, LAND WARFARE, MILITARY STRATEGY, POLITICAL SCIENCE, CRISIS MANAGEMENT, STRATEGY, ENDURANCE(GENERAL), RESPONSE, CLIMATE, GROUND SUPPORT, SUBMARINES.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE