Mine Countermeasures at the Operational Level of War
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS
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This paper examines the complex problems and difficulties facing an operational commander when conducting operations in a mine threat environment. A discussion of mine warfare history, operational considerations, and todays mine countermeasure assets as well as a hypothetical situation that a commander may actually be faced with in todays global crisis-oriented climate is considered. The ability of the U.S. Navy to accomplish its primary strategic goal of Power Projection in a mine-threat environment is extremely difficult and limited. The panacea for present day MCM operations is recognition of the threat, knowledge of own capabilities, fleet training, and frugal management of MCM assets.
- Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
- Underwater Ordnance