Accession Number : ADA298169

Title :   Fires from the Sea: The Carrier Battle Group as a Source of Operational Fires.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Collins, Patrick S.

PDF Url : ADA298169

Report Date : 16 MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : This monograph seeks to evaluate the capability of a carrier battle group to conduct operational fires in support of a land campaign or major land operation. A brief explanation of operational art is presented to lay the framework in which the evaluation might be completed. The term operational fire is then examined in detail so that this combat function might be better understood and properly applied in support of a major operation. The carrier battle groups ability to conduct operational fire is then analyzed through examination of the historical precedence set during the Central Pacific Campaign of World War II. Finally, the evolution of doctrine associated with the carrier battle group is provided as the basis for which the capabilities and limitations of the carrier battle group as a source of operational fires is determined. After careful review of the definition of operational fire, the analysis of historical precedence and the examination of doctrinal evolution ; the capabilities/limitations of the carrier battle group reveal a continuing role for the carrier battle group in joint Operations.

Descriptors :   *FIRE SUPPORT, *BATTLE GROUP LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, FUNCTIONS, SOURCES, WARFARE, GLOBAL, MILITARY DOCTRINE, AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, FIRES, PACIFIC OCEAN, BATTLES, LAND AREAS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE