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Defense Science Board Task Force on SEA BASING
DEFENSE SCIENCE BOARD WASHINGTON DC
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Sea basing is a critical capability for the United States in a world where flexible, quick-response military action will be required in areas far from fixed bases available or suitable for American military use. The sea base replaces or augments the fixed, in-theater airports and seaports, on which past military operations have focused and depended, with a maneuverable facility at sea - a mobile base of operations, command center, logistics node and transportation hub. A commander can place a sea base where and when he chooses to exploit enemy weaknesses and employ the element of surprise, confusing enemy defensive preparations. A sea base can be a center for reconstitution and redeployment of forces in succeeding stages of complex operations.
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