The Post-Cold War Environment: Implications for the Peacetime Deployment of Naval Forces
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS
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The collapse of the Soviet Union, and the promulgation of the New National Security Strategy, has fostered new implications for the peacetime deployment of naval forces. The traditional missions of deterrence and crisis response are no longer adequate in completely describing todays deployment requirements. The mission of Forward Presence demands the political significance of naval power be restored to routine deployment concepts. Research and conclusions do not include strategic deterrent missions, or take into account readiness, training, or quality of life issues. Yet, several deployment objectives are developed and used to propose a new deployment scheme. Deployment operations fall into two distinct categories - deliberate and responsive. Deliberate operations are driven by the nations security policy and assert unilateral U-S interests, affirm multi-lateral commitments, enhance regional stability, and promote free democratic principles. Responsive operations respond to crises and marshall capability. These findings permit changes to recently promulgated deployment concepts, and more effectively employ appropriate naval forces.
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