Seabasing for the Range of Military Operations
MARINE CORPS COMBAT DEVELOPMENT COMMAND QUANTICO VA
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For nearly two decades, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps have been actively engaged in producing a robust and comprehensive body of seabasing concepts and supporting concepts of operation CONOPS. In recent years, this work has expanded to include the joint community and has been formalized into naval doctrine. Additionally, a variety of multimedia products has been developed in the past year to assist Marine Corps personnel in providing information to the public. These products have been remarkably consistent in espousing seabasing as an asymmetric advantage for the United States, wherein the diverse elements of sea power could be combined in complementary ways to conduct a broad range of operations ashore. This work can be divided into three phases. The first phase ran from 1991 to 2001. For most of that era, seabasings utility was usually described relative to war and, reactively, to what was then called military operations other than war MOOTW. By 2000 the description of seabasings utility expanded to include proactive engagement activities.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics