Accession Number : ADA325839

Title :   CJTF and the Pathway to the Littoral.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Hockgraver, Valerie R.

PDF Url : ADA325839

Report Date : 07 FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : 'Operational Maneuver from the Sea' (OMFTS) identified the littoral environment as the new frontier of joint warfare. Moreover, adapting maneuver warfare to the littoral environment has created many new challenges for the Joint Task Force Commander (CJTF). Sea Dragon, a five-year USMC Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration, was created to explore the principles and technical challenges addressed by OMFTS. This paper conducts an examination of the Sea Dragon framework to determine the contributions and disadvantages of this process to joint littoral warfare. Although Sea Dragon was devised to champion Marine Corps littoral objectives, its goals must complement the overall joint perspective. In addition, selected operational functions relative to the CJTF and his command of joint littoral operations are evaluated to determine inherent downfalls of the current force organization and technical applications. If pivotal issues associated with these functional areas are either ignored or mishandled, resultant difficulties may fracture future joint interoperability and negatively affect littoral operations. In this ERA of diminished resources, all services need to foster and contribute to joint warfighting requirements.

Descriptors :   *LAND WARFARE, *LITTORAL ZONES, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, DEMONSTRATIONS, TASK FORCES, INTEROPERABILITY, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, MANEUVERS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE