Accession Number : ADA293686

Title :   Operation Earnest Will.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Gurley, Michael

PDF Url : ADA293686

Report Date : 08 MAR 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Military Operations Other Than War (MOOTW) have been conducted throughout U.S. military history and are expected to play an important role in future military operations. One example of MOOTW was the United States/Kuwaiti Tanker Escort Mission, "Operation Earnest Will", conducted in the Persian Gulf in 1987-1988. It was a joint military operation in support of U.S. vital interests that provides a model for the study of MOOTW. This is a study on how the operational commander of Operation Earnest Will" used the six principles of MOOTW and accomplished U.S. national security objectives. The six principles are: objective, unity of effort, security, restraint, perseverance and legitimacy.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE, MILITARY HISTORY, WARFARE, KUWAIT, NATIONAL SECURITY, PERSIAN GULF, NAVAL OPERATIONS, TANKER SHIPS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Naval Surface Warfare
      Humanities and History
      Defense Systems
      Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE