Accession Number : ADA293659

Title :   Sweeping Changes for Mine Warfare: Controlling the Mine Threat.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Cashman, T. M.

PDF Url : ADA293659

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : This thesis proposes that the U.S. Navy deter and, if necessary, combat potential minelayers by pursuing a pro-active' offensive mine warfare strategy. Central to this proposed strategy is the development, acquisition, and use of Remote Controlled (RECO) mines. It is argued that, given the historical problems the United States has had in the area of naval mine warfare, a strategy aimed at the aggressive deterrence of enemy mine laying be embraced so as to project forces ashore in future amphibious operations.

Descriptors :   *MINE COUNTERMEASURES, *NAVAL MINE WARFARE, MILITARY HISTORY, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, UNITED STATES, THREATS, AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS, THESES, REMOTE CONTROL, DETERRENCE, IFF SYSTEMS, WAR POTENTIAL, MINELAYERS, MINELAYING.

Subject Categories : Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE