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
      Underwater Ordnance
      Humanities and History
      Defense Systems
      Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE