The Mobile Sea Based Amphibious Force and the Nixon Doctrine
ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA CARLISLE BARRACKS
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The basic hypothesis is that a mobile sea based amphibious force one totally lifted, supplied, supported, and eventually retracted by an Amphibious Task Force at sea in, or operating from, international waters is particularly adapted to the Nixon Doctrine. Research centered about studies recently undertaken under the auspices ot the US Navy to determine the feasibility of such basing, plus an examination of contemporary professional opinion as related to the objectives set forth in long-range plans. The conclusion is reached that the mobile sea based force is practical now in Marine Amphibious Brigade sized operations, and should be exploited by national planners.