Accession Number:

ADA415764

Title:

Forward Deployed Naval Forces in Japan

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-04-07

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

Over the past 50 years the Forward Deployed Naval Forces FDNF in Japan have served as a cornerstone for executing U.S. Maritime Strategies in Asia. From the strategies of Deterrence, Power Projection, and Crisis Response, to the strategies of Littoral Operations and Engagement, the FDNF has been a key contributor to these missions. However, constraints with basing policies, Japans limits to her strategic role outside Northeast Asia, U.S. force structure constraints, and a shift in Japans view of the U.S.-Japan Strategic Alliance have brought new challenges to the FDNF. What are the emerging missions for Japans Maritime Self Defense Force JMSDF, in concert with the justification of maintaining the FDNF in Japan And what force structure changes should be instituted to ensure the FDNF meets those missions as outlined in the National Security Strategy The intent of this SRP is to highlight issues which confront the FDNF today, and provide justification for maintaining its presence in Japan. I will further discuss emerging missions for the JMSDF, and look at basing risks which could impact the U.S.Japan alliance for the 21st century. My conclusion will offer also recommendations to be considered as the U.S. pursues its National Military Strategy in Asia.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE