Accession Number : ADA311776

Title :   Operational Maneuver From the Sea: Reducing the Need for Battlespace Dominance in the Littoral Regions.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Ourlain, Dennis

PDF Url : ADA311776

Report Date : 20 MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : As the U.S. Naval Services move into the 21st century guided by the strategic concepts of ... From the Sea and Forward... From the Sea, there is a clear shift away from blue water, open ocean warfighting toward joint operations conducted 'from the sea' in the littoral regions of the world. The U.S. Navy has been very successful at establishing and maintaining battlespace dominance (sea control) in the open ocean. Now, as the emphasis is shifting more toward the littoral regions, naval forces must be able to develop doctrine that will allow them to operate effectively in these regions. Weapons proliferation by third world countries, congested areas of operation, and reduced reaction times combine to make battlespace dominance in the littoral regions very difficult to achieve. Operational Maneuver from the Sea (OMFTS) reduces the need for battlespace dominance in the littoral regions by attacking directly at the operational objective.

Descriptors :   *CONTROL, *MILITARY STRATEGY, *REDUCTION, *MANEUVERS, *LITTORAL ZONES, NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION, DEVELOPING NATIONS, MILITARY DOCTRINE, REACTION TIME, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, NAVAL OPERATIONS.

Subject Categories : Geography
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE