Anti-ship Cruise Missile Proliferation in the Persian Gulf and the Impact on U.S. Maritime Operations
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS
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This paper deals with the proliferation of anti-ship cruise missiles ASCMS in the Persian Gulf region and the resultant impact on U.S. maritime operations throughout the area. Despite the growing ASCM threat, Commander-in--- Chief, Central Command CINCCENT does have numerous options available to counter this deadly menace. This analysis combines the current and future ASCM inventory, Persian Gulf geo-political situation and potential for U.S. involvement in future regional crises as background information. Military options are discussed in detail within the framework of the background provided and the Joint Force Sequencing model, Stability, Crisis Response Forcible Entry, and Sustained Operations. Actions available to CINCEENT include presence, combinedjoint exercises, military to military exchanges intelligence collection, rules of engagement and use of military force.
- Air- and Space-Launched Guided Missiles
- Surface-Launched Guided Missiles