Accession Number : ADA293706

Title :   Forward .... From Under the Sea Historial Perspective and Future Vision of Submarine Littoral Warfare.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : DiOrio, David R.

PDF Url : ADA293706

Report Date : 16 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : This paper addresses the role of submarine warfare in today's national strategy. Analysis of submarine coastal operations during the Pacific War, specifically during the final campaign to invade mainland Japan, provides insight into submarine littoral warfare today. Following the decline of the Soviet Union, U.S. forces have focused on the application of maneuver warfare against emerging regional threats. Undoubtedly, this means control of the littoral regions of the world, where joint forces, including submarines, can influence events ashore. Included within the text is a historical perspective and future vision of submarine littoral warfare as it relates to operational maneuver from the sea.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *UNDERSEA WARFARE, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *NAVAL WARFARE, *NAVAL PLANNING, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), USSR, MILITARY HISTORY, MILITARY STRATEGY, COASTAL REGIONS, LESSONS LEARNED, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), THREATS, FORECASTING, JAPAN, NAVAL OPERATIONS, MANEUVERS, PACIFIC OCEAN, SUBMARINES, LITTORAL ZONES, ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Naval Surface Warfare
      Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE