Accession Number : AD1018070

Title :   The Evolution of Air-Sea Battle: How Army Attack/Reconnaissance Aviation Fits into the Joint Concept for Access and Maneuver in the Global Commons

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Naval War College Newport, United States

Personal Author(s) : McCarthy,Thomas J ; McCarthy,Thomas Jr J

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Report Date : 13 May 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The evolution of the Air-Sea Battle concept into the Joint Concept for Access and Maneuver in the Global Commons (JAM-GC) provides an opportunity for Joint planners to apply new and creative concepts for achieving cross-domain synergy against the Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) challenge. An important part of this evolution is incorporating the U.S. Army into the concept to provide the Joint Force with additional options and capabilities while at the same time adding complexity to the dilemmas faced by the enemy. This paper specifically analyzes how Army Attack/Reconnaissance Aviation can support the Joint Force in the JAM-GC. The Peoples Republic of Chinas A2/AD strategy was used to analyze the employment options and feasibility of Army Attack/Reconnaissance Aviation operations against a near-peer, complex threat. This analysis provides examples, insights, and frameworks for the employment of Army Attack/Reconnaissance Aviation and its inclusion in the broad JAM-GC. These will need to be further scaled and refined by operational planners to meet the demands of an evolving and wide-ranging threat and operating environment. This paper also addresses some of the risks associated with Army Attack/Reconnaissance Aviation employment and provides recommendations for Joint and Army planners to further integrate Army Aviation into JAM-GC to achieve better cross-domain synergy.

Descriptors :   AREA DENIAL , military planning , joint military activities , ARMY AVIATION , risk , military doctrine , military capabilities , helicopters , china , military forces (foreign) , military operations , lessons learned

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE