Accession Number:

ADA415383

Title:

Key Vulnerability: Seaports of Embarkation

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-02-03

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Recent asymmetrical attacks on U.S. soil have driven home the fact that a significant threat exists inside the borders of this country. This, coupled with the current limitations on seaport embarkation infrastructure and logistical capability, gives rise to a new vulnerability to the United States military The threat of an asymmetrical attack on deploying forces at a seaport of embarkation. Such an attack would reduce the number of forces available to the Operational Commander awaiting these forces and could also lead to a significant delay in the arrival of assets due to the loss transportation equipment of access to contaminate ports of embarkation. The current system to defend against such an attack is unsatisfactory. A proper joint doctrine focused on defining specific responsibilities and based upon deterrence must be established to ensure the security of deploying forces and to best support the Operational Commander.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Defense
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE