Accession Number:

ADA463605

Title:

SEABASING: The US Army's Role

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-02-13

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

Due to the nature of todays world consisting of unpredictable rogue Nations which desire to utilize weapons of mass destruction, the US military will be expected to react with less response time while covering greater areas. This dilemma will require a future basing option be available to the Regional Combatant Commander that is predictable and independent of stalled diplomatic negotiation and host nation constraints. Seabasing will provide this option while maintaining flexibility and by integrating elements of the joint force. Operations from the sea will serve to mitigate land based threats. As a key player, the US Army must transform and gain the ability to operate from the seabase. This change will allow the Army to better support the Joint Force in conjunction with having the ability to rapidly project forces and pre-positioned stocks through austere ports. The seabase will provide the Regional Combatant Commander with a forward deployed Army force which can serve as a flexible deterrent option or as a means to execute missions throughout the range of military operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE