Accession Number : ADA293688

Title :   Naval Operational Art in the Battle for Norway: Success in 1940 and Application in 1995.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Brown, Michael A.

PDF Url : ADA293688

Report Date : 08 MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The Germans achieved operational success in Operation WESEREUBUNG through detailed planning, joint operations and singular purpose. The German navy, numerically inferior and incapable of large fleet operations, succeeded in their overall operational plan. They were able to land troops in Norway by applying Corbett's theory of sea control. The British were unsuccessful against the Germans due to a lack of operational planning and effective leadership. The German success of 1940 is discussed in relationship to the United States of 1995. Two potential threats for the U.S. are examined.

Descriptors :   *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *NAVAL OPERATIONS, *MILITARY PLANNING, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY HISTORY, MILITARY PERSONNEL, WARFARE, LEADERSHIP, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), THREATS, NAVY, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, GERMANY, FLEETS(SHIPS), NORWAY, GREAT BRITAIN, LAND AREAS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Naval Surface Warfare
      Humanities and History
      Marine Engineering
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE