Navy Combat SAR (Combat Search and Rescue): Past, Present, and Future?
AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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Combat search and rescue CSAR in the U.S. Navy is a mission area of studied neglect. Although tasked through numerous directives to provide combat rescue coverage for its own forces, the Navy has yet to establish a viable capability to do so. In addition, there is no credible, dedicated aviation support for the SEALs to conduct special operationswarfare SPEC WAR. These two mission areas have received minimal attention since the end of hostilities in Southeast Asia. The author chronologically outlines the lessons learned from each of the Violent Peace operations the U.S. has been involved in starting with Vietnam. He applies those lessons to todays situation, outlines the Navys future plans and their shortfalls, and makes specific recommendations for a viable CSARSPEC WAR capability.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Escape, Rescue and Survival