Accession Number : ADA258291


Title :   An Examination of Naval Surface Fires in Support of Future Amphibious Operations


Descriptive Note : Monograph


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Wilson, John G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258291.pdf


Report Date : 12 Dec 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 68


Abstract : The conduct of amphibious warfare has evolved since World War II. Evolution of warfare has transformed the style of amphibious operations from attrition to that of maneuver. Transformation of amphibious warfare encouraged the development of the amphibious over-the-horizon assault technique, a procedure which requires new technological innovations for its successful execution. To determine if sufficient fire support assets exist to support this form of modern warfare, this monograph examines the doctrines of amphibious warfare and naval surface fire support. This work initially examines and establishes the utility of amphibious warfare using evidence and principles espoused by the classical military, naval, and maritime theorists. Next, three historical examples are examined to demonstrate the validity of current amphibious; warfare and fire support doctrine. Then, current doctrine is presented.


Descriptors :   *AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS , *FIRE SUPPORT , *DOCTRINE , ASSAULT , ATTRITION , HORIZON , TRANSFORMATIONS , SURFACES , OPERATION , MANEUVERS


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE