Risk and Deterrence During Lodgment
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS
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As U.S. national military strategy shifts to a regional focus and a military based predominantly in the continental United States, force projection becomes even more crucial to achieving our strategic goals. The build-up of forces in the operational area and the decisive combat phase of an operation are preceded by the lodgment phase, and thereby dependent on its success. Early entry forces in the lodgment phase typically have two missions establishing and expanding the lodgment area, and deterring enemy action. Operational commanders must balance the force and sequence the deployment to accomplish these missions and minimize risk. our experience in Desert Shield taught us valuable lessons about lodgment operations and raised some important questions. We must learn from our success in Desert Shield and fully integrate all service capabilities to ensure future lodgment operations ate joint and successful.
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