Accession Number:

ADA364560

Title:

Naval Air Power: America's Quick Reaction Power Projection Force; Mobile, Sustainable and No Visa Required.

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-04-07

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

Introduction of aircraft over the World War I battlefield forever changed the way in which conflicts were to be fought. Naval air power and force projection capabilities enjoy a distinct and indisputable advantage over other forces the aircraft carrier. Carrier Battle Groups CVBG, historically the first forces called upon during a crisis, supply our nations leaders with numerous options ranging from intelligence gathering to strike warfare. The unique characteristics of naval forces provide the capability to react quickly and sustain peacetime or combat operations without the requirement of host nation cooperation. A historical glimpse at the past 10 years can lead one to predict future instability and regional conflict. The CVBG has and will continue to provide options to the National Command Authority. The ability to operate independently, combined with the flexibility provided by naval air power, offer a combination available to no other country or military.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Aircraft
  • Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE