Accession Number : ADA326578

Title :   Maritime Chokepoints: Key Sea Lines of Communication (SLOCs) and Strategy.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Peele, Reynolds B.

PDF Url : ADA326578

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Does U.S. military strategy adequately address maritime chokepoints or is there an oversight awaiting an untimely catastrophic event? The importance of sea lines of communication (SLOCs), especially chokepoints, have been constant throughout history. When geopolitical issues associated with SLOCs have been misunderstood or overlooked, the consequences have been severe. The United States needs to ensure that current strategy and resources properly address modern and future SLOC issues. This paper examines SLOC issues and whether or not the United States is properly addressing such issues accordingly.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *GEOPOLITICS, *MARINE TRANSPORTATION, FOREIGN POLICY, ECONOMIC IMPACT, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, THREAT EVALUATION, NAVAL OPERATIONS, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, DRUG SMUGGLING.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Marine Engineering
      Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE