Accession Number:

ADA279515

Title:

From the Sea: Refining an Old Idea

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-02-08

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

The Navy white paper...From The Sea Preparing the Naval Service for the 21st Century focuses on littoral warfare as the main thrust for our future maritime strategy. This direction is applicable to the foreseeable future where freedom of the open seas will be unchallenged and potential conflicts will exist in nearly every region of the world, in every regional CINCs area of responsibility AOR. Successful conduct of littoral in the Major Regional contingencies MRCs and Lesser Regional Contingencies LRCs of the foreseeable future involves joint service employment. This paper examine three cases where United States military forces conducted joint operations in a littoral environment, Operation CHROMITE in Korea 1950, Operation BLUEBAT in Lebanon 1958 and Operation POWER PACK in the Dominican Republic 1965. Each operation was successful in achieving its operational goal and provides lessons concerning joint force employment for use in future operations. Areas examined, in the context of the operational art, including operational planning, command structures and relationships, force employment, and interoperability issues. These historical paradigms point to the following as keys to success in joint littoral operations 1 a theater level operational commander to interface with strategic and policy level leaders and 2 an on scene joint task force JTF commander to provide unity of command for tactical commanders. The Naval service needs to remain focused on the tenets of ...From The Sea Preparing the Navy for the 21st Century, refining an old idea, the use of Naval forces as enabling forces for joint task force operations from the sea.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Humanities and History
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Defense Systems
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE