Accession Number : AD1019818


Title :   Forward Deployed Naval Forces in the Republic of the Philippines


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,10 Aug 2015,10 Jun 2016


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS FORT LEAVENWORTH United States


Personal Author(s) : Agcaoili, Frank P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1019818.pdf


Report Date : 10 Jun 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 94


Abstract : Forward Deployed Naval Forces is not a new concept or strategy. In fact, it was utilized by other nations such as the British and French prior to World War II. The United States has also stationed naval forces in areas that were previously colonized such as the Philippines after the Spanish American War. Today the United States has naval ships stationed in forward bases in Japan, Spain, Italy, and Bahrain. The aim of this thesis paper is to study and analyze the stationing of a capable naval force in the Republic of the Philippines to provide a stabilizing presence in the South China Sea. This research focuses on the strategic location of the Philippines and the surrounding islands that can provide an immediate access to the South China Sea. This thesis details the Republic of the Philippines and People's Republic of China territorial dispute in the South China Sea region and its potential effects in destabilizing government relations. This research is conducted to study and analyze the basing of a U.S. naval force in the Republic of the Philippines. The results should provide an overview of the social aspects, political climate, and military outcomes that influence basing in the region.


Descriptors :   Philippines , china , naval vessels , naval operations , navies (foreign) , humanitarian assistance , navy , littoral combat ships , Counterinsurgency , South China Sea , OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Naval Surface Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE