Accession Number : ADA265300


Title :   Mine Countermeasures at the Operational Level of War


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS


Personal Author(s) : Fowler, Robert W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a265300.pdf


Report Date : 12 Nov 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : This paper examines the complex problems and difficulties facing an operational commander when conducting operations in a mine threat environment. A discussion of mine warfare history, operational considerations, and today's mine countermeasure assets as well as a hypothetical situation that a commander may actually be faced with in today's global crisis-oriented climate is considered. The ability of the U.S. Navy to accomplish its primary strategic goal of Power Projection in a mine-threat environment is extremely difficult and limited. The panacea for present day MCM operations is recognition of the threat, knowledge of own capabilities, fleet training, and frugal management of MCM assets.


Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT , *NAVAL MINE WARFARE , *MINE WARFARE , GLOBAL , TRAINING , THREATS , THESES , NAVAL MINES , COUNTERMEASURES , NAVAL OPERATIONS , COMBAT SUPPORT , NAVY , MINE COUNTERMEASURES , MINEFIELDS


Subject Categories : Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
      Underwater Ordnance


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE