Accession Number : ADA265319


Title :   Anti-ship Cruise Missile Proliferation in the Persian Gulf and the Impact on U.S. Maritime Operations


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS


Personal Author(s) : Gillette, Karl L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a265319.pdf


Report Date : 18 Jun 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 33


Abstract : This paper deals with the proliferation of anti-ship cruise missiles (ASCMS) in the Persian Gulf region and the resultant impact on U.S. maritime operations throughout the area. Despite the growing ASCM threat, Commander-in--- Chief, Central Command (CINCCENT) does have numerous options available to counter this deadly menace. This analysis combines the current and future ASCM inventory, Persian Gulf geo-political situation and potential for U.S. involvement in future regional crises as background information. Military options are discussed in detail within the framework of the background provided and the Joint Force Sequencing model, Stability, Crisis Response Forcible Entry, and Sustained Operations. Actions available to CINCEENT include: presence, combined/joint exercises, military to military exchanges intelligence collection, rules of engagement and use of military force.


Descriptors :   *CRUISE MISSILES , MILITARY OPERATIONS , STABILITY , SHIPS , INTELLIGENCE , IMPACT , MODELS , THREATS , PERSIAN GULF , REGIONS , RESPONSE , BACKGROUND , INVENTORY , ANTISHIP WARFARE , COLLECTION , EXCHANGE , COUNTERS


Subject Categories : Air- and Space-launched Guided Missiles
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE