Accession Number : ADA609320
Title : Air-Sea Battle through Joint Training: Power Projection Sustainability
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLLEGE NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT
Personal Author(s) : Fulwider, Ryan T
Report Date : 15 May 2014
Pagination or Media Count : 25
Abstract : Critical reevaluation of the global strategic environment is imperative as U.S. Joint Forces draw down from military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Specifically, the Carrier Strike Group (CSG) must find innovative methods of sustaining power projection capabilities despite the U.S. Navy s reduction in overall force composition, delay of future technology, and the increased threat of anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) capabilities on the global stage. In order to provide Combatant Commanders with a CSG capable of projecting power while faced with A2/AD challenges, the Carrier Air Wing (CVW) must incorporate the Air-Sea Battle (ASB) Concept through enhanced joint training with the U.S. Air Force (USAF). This paper examines the ASB Concept as a solution for effective joint operations in an advanced A2/AD environment and outlines methods for joint force development to meet the power projection needs of Combatant Commanders. Through implementation of joint training with the USAF, focused on cross-domain operations, multi-level integration, and the incorporation of realistic A2/AD threat scenarios, the USN will develop a CVW that is networked, integrated, and capable of attack-in-depth in a complex A2/AD environment. Ultimately, the U.S. Joint Force s ability to adapt joint training to meet current economic and strategic challenges will ensure U.S. freedom of access and power projection in the global commons.
Descriptors : *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , AIR FORCE , AREA DENIAL , ENVIRONMENTS , GLOBAL , INTEGRATION , IRAQ , MILITARY COMMANDERS , MILITARY OPERATIONS , NAVY , SCENARIOS , SKILLS , STRATEGIC ANALYSIS , THREATS , TRAINING , WING LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS
Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE