Accession Number : ADA293899

Title :   The Ichon-Seoul Operation. A Lesson in the Design of Operational Maneuver from the Sea.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Mitchell, William R.

PDF Url : ADA293899

Report Date : 13 FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The OMFTS concept was developed in response to the focus on littoral warfare and power projection as called for in '...From the Sea.' As implied in the title, OMFTS is a combination of the Navy's ability to maneuver on the sea combined with the tenets of maneuver warfare. Further, in as much as OMFTS is concerned with the operational level of war, it is also the application of operational art to amphibious warfare. Looking back to the Inchon-Seoul Operation, a highly successful example of the OMFTS concept is demonstrated. The purpose of the case study is to point out the timelessness of operational art as contained in the OMFTS concept. This concept of maritime strategy can enable the Navy to prevail in battle in littoral warfare, now and in the future.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS, *NAVAL WARFARE, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY HISTORY, MILITARY STRATEGY, STRATEGY, NAVY, FORECASTING, CASE STUDIES, NAVAL OPERATIONS, MANEUVERS, POWER, NAVAL PLANNING, KOREA, LITTORAL ZONES, AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIPS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Naval Surface Warfare
      Administration and Management
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Marine Engineering
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE