Accession Number : ADA264146


Title :   Naval Forces: Valuable Beyond the Sum of Their Parts


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI


Personal Author(s) : Applegate, Michael F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264146.pdf


Report Date : 18 Jun 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 40


Abstract : Naval forces offer unique capabilities and unparalleled flexibility to our national decision makers and operational commanders. An analysis of their capabilities is conducted to highlight the versatility and value that naval forces offer due to their expeditionary nature. Naval surface and amphibious forces are examined in order to identify the range of operations that they can conduct. Capabilities, limitations, and the inherent flexibility of naval surface and amphibious forces are examined. Current U.S. National military Strategy emphasizes forward presence and crisis response. This will expand the naval force's traditional role as the force of choice for forward presence and crisis response operations. Therefore, included is a study of the concerns and friction associated with these operations. Naval Forces offer the solution to an amazingly wide range of crises and conflicts.... Expeditionary nature and flexibility of naval forces.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY , *NAVAL PLANNING , STRATEGY , AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS , SURFACES , LIMITATIONS , SELECTION , FRICTION , RESPONSE , OPERATION , CONFLICT , VALUE


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE