Accession Number : ADA312214

Title :   Does the U.S. Navy Need to Enlarge Her Coastal and Riverine Force Capabilities to Effectively Meet the Joint, Combined, and Unilateral Missions of Today and Tomorrow?

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 2 Aug 95-7 Jun 96,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Denman, Charles C., III

PDF Url : ADA312214

Report Date : 07 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 96

Abstract : This study examines the coastal and riverine force structure required to support the U.S. Navy's operations in the littoral environment, The White Paper 'Forward...From the Sea' reveals the Navy's support to the strategic ends, ways, and means outlined in the 'National Security Strategy,' emphasizing operations in the littoral environment. This study examines the brown water force structure needed to respond adequately to missions identified in the 'National Security Strategy' and 'National Military Strategy,' in the regions specified in these two documents where littoral operations might be the appropriate response. The impetus for this research was to respond to a question similar to the thesis posed by the Naval Doctrine Command.

Descriptors :   *NAVY, *PATROLLING, *MILITARY FORCE LEVELS, *LITTORAL ZONES, MILITARY STRATEGY, COASTAL REGIONS, NATIONAL SECURITY, STRATEGY, MILITARY DOCTRINE, WATER, THESES, NAVAL OPERATIONS, EXPANSION, RIVERS.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE