Accession Number:

ADA463182

Title:

Anti-Submarine Warfare: What is its Role in the New Maritime Strategy?

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-10-23

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The Chief of Naval Operations CNO has called for the development of a new Maritime Strategy. Critical to this new strategy is the need for robust Anti-Submarine Warfare ASW capabilities across the entire ASW spectrum. Without such capabilities, the U.S. Navy will not be able to meet its current or future global challenges. Possessing technologically advanced ASW capabilities and having well trained professionals will ensure that the Navy has the continued ability to provide global access to U.S. joint and allied fighting forces anywhere in the world. An analysis of past maritime strategies with their ASW components, will reveal some common threads dominance of the seas, ensuring global freedom of access to the seas, and the ability to project power from those seas. The requirement to control the seas and ensure access to them will not change. The Navys past maritime strategies have always promoted this concept. Anti-Submarine Warfare should play a major role in our new Maritime Strategy in order to maintain these capabilities.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE