Accession Number : ADA312269

Title :   Expeditionary Power Projection: An Operational Concept for the U.S. Navy.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI CENTER FOR NAVAL WARFARE STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Barnett, Roger W.

PDF Url : ADA312269

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Operational concepts seek strategic effect from the use of force. An operational concept is essential for focusing planning, training, and exercises. It is critical in assisting other services and allies to understand how U.S. naval forces help to ensure success. It offers anchors for the development of force structure and organization necessary to implement it, and leads to better definition of challenges and to the of efforts to overcome them. This operational concept, expeditionary power projection, explores how naval forces provide special leverage at the operational level of war. Naval forces make major operational contributions to the attainment of security objectives through the application of expeditionary power projection, which consists conceptually of engaging in forward regions, striking and seizing targets ashore, dominating the and ensuring sustainment. Geography will ensure that naval forces will be important as along as the United States desires to remain a key global player. Thus, the capability to project expeditionary power will endure. For today, and for the next several decades, expeditionary power projection will underwrite the nation's security and help to shield U.S. friends and allies from the effects of an unstable and turbulent world.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL OPERATIONS, *NAVAL PLANNING, FORWARD AREAS, GLOBAL, UNITED STATES, NATIONAL SECURITY, TURBULENCE, REGIONS, NAVAL WARFARE, POWER, GEOGRAPHY.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE