Accession Number : ADA324971

Title :   Salvage Doctrine for Military Operations Other Than War.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Davis, David E.

PDF Url : ADA324971

Report Date : 07 FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Given that Military Operations Other Than War continue to dominate the U.S. Military's present day mission, will existing salvage doctrine adequately support the Operational Commander during crisis response and humanitarian assistance operations? Where does the Joint Force Commander turn for guidance and direction? Have we learned from the lessons of the past? A review of joint and U.S. Navy operational doctrine publications reveals a paucity of information. Study of recent joint operations indicates that we repeatedly commit the same errors in planning and execution. The U.S. Navy must develop salvage policy for the joint environment. This will require development of joint doctrine for salvage and review of existing doctrine. Salvage requirements should be considered in the deliberate planning process to preclude crisis planning as has occurred in the recent past.

Descriptors :   *SALVAGE, *OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, LESSONS LEARNED, MILITARY DOCTRINE, NAVAL OPERATIONS, UTILIZATION, CIVIL AFFAIRS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE