Accession Number : ADA293801

Title :   Operation CHROMITE: Power Projection...From the Sea.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Jordan, John D.

PDF Url : ADA293801

Report Date : 13 FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : American military history provides many excellent examples of power projection launched from the sea. One such case is General MacArthur's bold operational stroke at Inchon and the ensuing envelopment and defeat of North Korean forces in September 1950. The changed world order and the corresponding realignment of the U.S. strategic direction and increasingly limited military resources and reductions in forward basing of U.S. forces has effected changes in the U.S. naval strategic course. This has resulted in a greater emphasis on power projection.. from the sea: a medium which offers virtually unrestricted access and provides U.S. commanders a measure of flexibility in responding to conflicts in the littoral regions of the world--where most conflicts occur. Aspects of Operation CHROMITE are analyzed and they reveal information and lessons applicable to the challenges U.S. forces will face in future regional contingencies. Favorable resolution of threats to U.S. national security will necessarily mandate the projection of power from the sea. These operations will be conducted against increasingly capable adversaries under extreme operational conditions.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *NAVAL OPERATIONS, *NAVAL PLANNING, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), NORTH KOREA, MILITARY HISTORY, GLOBAL, COASTAL REGIONS, NATIONAL SECURITY, LESSONS LEARNED, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS, FORECASTING, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, RESOURCES, POWER, MILITARY FORCE LEVELS, LITTORAL ZONES, SOUTH KOREA.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Naval Surface Warfare
      Administration and Management
      Humanities and History
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Defense Systems

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