Accession Number:

ADA621321

Title:

Establishing Operational Access: Insights from the Past for the Future

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL SCHOOL OF ADVANCED AIR AND SPACE STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

104.0

Abstract:

The proliferation of antiaccessarea-denial technology is a threat to national security. This study identifies tenets that should guide the Joint Forces development of technology and doctrine to penetrate antiaccessarea-denial defenses. Historical analysis of the role of technology and doctrine in the Battle of Britain, the Combined Bomber Offensive, the Yom Kippur War, and Operation Mole Cricket 19 identifies two tenets that must be incorporated into the next iteration of the Joint Operational Access Concept. First, the Joint Force must identify constraints, assumptions, and context that influence force structure doctrine, and technology accurately assess the implications of those factors and act upon those implications. Second, the Joint Force must take steps to develop the qualities of doctrinal, cognitive, and technological flexibility, which are critical attributes for overcoming wars ever-present challenge of encountering the unexpected. Incorporating these tenets will help the armed services develop an approach for penetrating antiaccessarea-denial defenses that can be employed coherently with the other instruments of national power across a wide range of circumstances. Failure to do so leaves the nation with a Joint Force ill-equipped to further national security.

Subject Categories:

  • Antiaircraft Defense Systems
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Countermeasures

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE