Accession Number:

ADA220400

Title:

Naval Diplomacy Beneath the Waves: A Study of the Coercive Use of Submarines Short of War

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

118.0

Abstract:

This thesis addresses one dimension of naval diplomacy, namely submarine naval diplomacy. It examines the suitability andor desirability of employing submarine forces for naval-diplomatic purposes. It reviews the historical record of underwater gunboat diplomacy, the particular aims that its practitioners have sought to achieve, and it examines the opportunities and constraints for the assignment of submarines for future naval diplomacy purposes. Keywords Naval diplomacy Gunboat diplomacy Submarines SSN SSBN Spanish civil war Cuban missile crisis Arab-Israeli wars Political signalling Visibility Falklands crisis.

Subject Categories:

  • Submarine Engineering
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE