Accession Number : ADA264428
Title : Naval Interdiction Considerations in the Use of Limited Naval Force in Operations Short of War
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS
Personal Author(s) : Olson, Johathan J
Report Date : Jan 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 47
Abstract : The use of naval interdiction of commerce in peacetime poses many considerations for the operational commander. Naval interdiction is used as a form of limited naval force in support of diplomacy and as a means of enforcing economic sanctions against a target nation. In the post WWII era, naval interdiction has evolved in accepted use from an action which could only be legitimate when taken by belligerent nations engaged in a declared war to an action taken in peacetime under the authority of the United Nations, in response to a threat to international peace and security. Four naval interdiction operations undertaken since WWII are examined in order to understand the evolution of the concepts of blockade and naval interdiction in international law. These operations also provide the models for a study of the factors and conditions which contribute to the success of a naval interdiction operation. The operational commander must consider these factors and conditions when making the decision to implement naval interdiction as part of a strategy to achieve national policy objectives.... Interdiction, Limited naval force, International law, Blockade, Operational commander.
Descriptors : *PEACETIME , *INTERDICTION , *INTERNATIONAL LAW , NATIONS , POLICIES , ECONOMICS , SECURITY , RESPONSE , INTERNATIONAL , UNITED NATIONS , OPERATION , TARGETS , THREATS , MODELS , COMMERCE , STRATEGY
Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
Sociology and Law
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE