Accession Number:

ADA282801

Title:

Allies and Theater Missile Defense: The Benefits of an ASW Approach to Counterforce

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

This report describes how the philosophy that influenced Anti- Submarine Warfare operations can be used to guide counterforce attacks against mobile missiles. It explains why an ASW approach to counterforce is superior to just attacking an opponents missile infrastructure. It also explains why this type of counterforce strategy can be based on preemption not preventive war. The impact of ASW counterforce operations are also evaluated in terms of the stability-instability paradox, crisis stability, alliance relations and deterrence. TBM, Scud, Search, Crisis-stability, Counterforce, Alliances

Subject Categories:

  • Antimissile Defense Systems
  • Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE