Accession Number : ADB063876

Title :   General War and Its Naval Implications.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Nov 79-30 Oct 81,

Corporate Author : YOUNG (HENRY) ANDOVER MA

Personal Author(s) : Young,Henry

Report Date : 30 OCT 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : This study explores the significance of naval power as a factor in general war and identifies major roles for allied navies in deterrence and defense. One idea developed is that communist objectives for the peace following war constrain Soviet actions, imply a basis for NATO's defense and suggest critical wartime roles for allied naval forces in particular. Thus, naval power is viewed as a means to support a strategy aimed at denying Soviet minimum requirements for a politically meaningful victory.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL OPERATIONS, *MILITARY STRATEGY, *MILITARY TACTICS, STRATEGIC WARFARE, NUCLEAR WARFARE, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), MILITARY DOCTRINE, DEPLOYMENT, SCENARIOS, MILITARY FORCE LEVELS, POLITICAL ALLIANCES, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, NAVAL PLANNING, MISSION PROFILES, ASIA, MIDDLE EAST, WESTERN EUROPE, NATO, USSR

Subject Categories : Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE