Accession Number : ADA293702
Title : Sea Mines at the Operational Level of War.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI
Personal Author(s) : Fanta, Peter J.
PDF Url : ADA293702
Report Date : 13 FEB 1995
Pagination or Media Count : 21
Abstract : Sea mines represent a significant challenge to the operational commander both in operational planning and execution. Mining affects all levels of warfare: strategic, operational and tactical. Through historical example, the impact of mines at the Operational level of war can be readily demonstrated. Analyzing lessons learned shows how mines can affect operational maneuver, operational tempo, surprise, and security. Additionally, since mines are inexpensive, plentiful, and can be easily placed, planning for mine countermeasure operations is a requirement for every operation, large or small. Using historical examples for a framework, a conceptual model to evaluate the need for mine countermeasures planning can be created, allowing for advance planning and for tailoring operations to better meet the threat.
Descriptors : *MINE COUNTERMEASURES, *NAVAL MINE WARFARE, *NAVAL WARFARE, *NAVAL PLANNING, LESSONS LEARNED, NAVAL OPERATIONS, MANEUVERS, STRATEGIC WARFARE, TACTICAL WARFARE, MINES(ORDNANCE), NAVAL MINES.
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
Humanities and History
Naval Surface Warfare
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE