Accession Number:

ADA390564

Title:

Naval Preventive Diplomacy

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-04-04

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

Naval power, as part of a U.S. preventive diplomacy effort, can be flexibly mixed with political, economic, and informational power to intervene early in places of incipient crisis or before mass violence. Both the increased international demand for preventive diplomacy and the evolving threats in the littorals have combined to alter the operational environment of naval forces, yet the inherent strategic and operational reach, the flexibility, and the versatility of naval forces have much to offer if wisely employed. Naval leaders must therefore assess the evolving logic and strategies of preventive diplomacy and consider how naval forces may best be applied and developed. To enhance the naval effort in support of preventive diplomacy, three imperatives emerge 1 to develop and deploy relevant naval forces 2 to refine and broaden naval intelligence and information networks and, 3 to educate naval leaders-as well as politicians and diplomats of the usefulness, limits and risks of naval preventive diplomacy.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE