Accession Number : ADA325781

Title :   Joint Rapid Reaction Forces: CINCPAC Employment Options for the 21st Century.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Craig, Calvin H.

PDF Url : ADA325781

Report Date : 07 FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The 21st century is quickly shaping up to be the 'Pacific Century'. The nations comprising the Pacific Ocean rim are growing into the largest trading and economic bloc in the world. With this increase in economic clout comes increased nationalism, territorial disputes, and destabilizing arms races. In spite of the growing need for a stabilizing influence, the U.S. has been slowly withdrawing from the region. CINCPAC must have an ever increasing array of options available to maintain U.S. presence and rapid crisis response in the region. What is needed in PACOM for today and the 21st century are Joint Rapid Reaction Forces (JRRFs) that join together the attributes of naval and air power to deliver the quickest and most capable tailored responses to crisis situations running the gamut from humanitarian assistance to regional conflicts.

Descriptors :   *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, STABILIZATION, QUICK REACTION, CRISIS MANAGEMENT, PACIFIC OCEAN, AIR POWER, BEARING RACES.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE