Accession Number : ADA311988

Title :   Operational Manuever from the Sea in Alliances and Coalitions - The Problem of Interaction in a Hostile Environment.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Curtis, Stephen P.

PDF Url : ADA311988

Report Date : 20 MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The Navy White Papers, 'From the Sea' and 'Forward.. From the Sea', provided the foundation for a new concept in amphibious warfare operations known as Operational Maneuver From the Sea (Capitalizing on major and anticipated technological advances in amphibious shipping, ship-to-objective delivery vehicles, and command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (systems, the concept emphasizes mobility and maneuver in the projection of combat power ashore. Although no other navy can match the array of (amphibious) ships, personnel and techniques of the U.S.. some other significant forces exist, and are resident in our allies and future coalition partners. As a global power with worldwide interests, the United States has for decades been involved in bilateral and multinational naval activities at sea through combined exercises and peacetime fleet interactions, participation in formal standing and 'on-call'. forces, and involvement with other navies in crisis response or wartime operations. However, with regard to the latter two activities, the 'technological edge' engendered by our emerging capabilities and evolving doctrine has the potential of jeopardizing future combined amphibious operations. Unless addressed, the attempted integration of old and new doctrines, preparatory to an actual combined hostile operation, will readily reveal the dichotomy of 'unwilling' versus 'unable'. This technological divergence may inspire OUR FUTURE COALITION PARTNERS to attempt to go it alone, something we can ill-afford, politically or economically, now or in the future.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS, *NAVAL OPERATIONS, WARFARE, GLOBAL, UNITED STATES, ENVIRONMENTS, CRISIS MANAGEMENT, PEACETIME, INTERACTIONS, COMPUTERS, RESPONSE, FLEETS(SHIPS), ENEMY, MANEUVERS, POWER, SHIPPING.

Subject Categories : Naval Surface Warfare

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