Accession Number : ADA311858

Title :   Peace Operations and the Naval Services: Reengineering the Commitment or Business as Usual?

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Barns, William F.

PDF Url : ADA311858

Report Date : 16 MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : Interest in peace operations has increased dramatically, but has also raised speculation and suspicion within Congress and DOD. This paper examines the operational effects of distinguishing peace operations and MOOTW from a naval perspective. An aspect of maintaining forward presence, MOOTW are missions in which sailors and marines have typically excelled. For the Naval Component Commander, the operational concerns attendant to this distinction include: is an explicit doctrine required; are experienced participants necessary; is there a need for specialized training and preparation; is adequate staffing available; and is specialized state-of-the-art, pre-staged equipment in place. How can a CINC expand the naval capability to conduct peace operations without sacrificing war fighting expertise? There are options for an operational commander to prepare the naval component and the joint force.

Descriptors :   *NATIONS, *MILITARY ASSISTANCE, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *NAVAL OPERATIONS, *NAVAL PLANNING, *LIMITED WARFARE, *PEACEKEEPING, CONGRESS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY DOCTRINE, NAVAL PERSONNEL, STATE OF THE ART, MISSIONS, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, MILITARY COMMANDERS, PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT, PREPOSITIONING(LOGISTICS).

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE