Accession Number : ADA266910


Title :   Sea Denial: Disaster is Waiting


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS


Personal Author(s) : Spahr, Otto W , III


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266910.pdf


Report Date : 17 May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 40


Abstract : The ability of a Third world belligerent to deny access to vital sea areas and thus restrict the arrival of sustaining forces will be the focus of the operational level decision makers during the next major regional contingency. This paper will present recommendations that, when implemented by strategic and operational planners, will convert a potential military disaster due to sea denial by a belligerent, into a strategic and operational success. once a prompt response has been initiated during the next crisis, our ability to sustain the war will be jeopardized unless we revise traditional international constraints and position military forces to counter the potential sea denial threat. These forces must be organized, trained and equipped to be proactive; and allowed by the rules of engagement to preemptively neutralize the potential disastrous conventional threats to prewar nations transiting vital sea areas. Adequate prehostility actions must establish the military conditions that will enable the safest possible transport of wartime material through U.N. approved maritime exclusion zones. This effort by all strategic and operational planners will maintain control over vital sea areas, will Impact the desired start-date of the next major regional contingency, will control war escalation and will strongly Influence war termination....Sea Denial, Chokepoints, JOPES, Sea Control Maritime Exclusion Zones (MEZ)


Descriptors :   *THREATS , *OCEANS , CONTROL , NATIONS , DISASTERS , IMPACT , MATERIALS , REGIONS , RESPONSE , TRANSPORT , ACCESS , INTERNATIONAL , ARRIVAL , WARTIME


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE