Accession Number : ADA217340


Title :   United States Coast Guard Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) in the Maritime Defense Zone (MDZ) - A Strategic Approach


Descriptive Note : Research rept.


Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL


Personal Author(s) : Gerfin, Jr, Andrew L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a217340.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 49


Abstract : Within the guidelines of the National Security Policy, and specifically the concepts of the National Maritime Defense Strategy, this paper explores the present and potential future capability of the United States Coast Guard to perform antisubmarine warfare in the Maritime Defense Zone. A brief review of the Coast Guard's missions, military history and the establishment of the Maritime Defense Zones lays the foundation for defining the threats to United States coasts, ports and harbors and for delineating the means, or forces, available to defend them. Several options for upgrading the Coast Guard's force structure are presented, which accommodate the Nation's forward power projection policy, while recognizing a lack of antisubmarine warfare platforms available for the Maritime Defense Zones.


Descriptors :   *COAST GUARD OPERATIONS , *ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE , COASTAL REGIONS , POLICIES , NATIONAL SECURITY , PORTS(FACILITIES) , NAVAL OPERATIONS , HARBORS , NATIONAL DEFENSE , UNITED STATES , MILITARY STRATEGY , HISTORY


Subject Categories : Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE