Accession Number : ADA500880
Title : Seabasing: A Strategy for the 21st Century?
Descriptive Note : Strategy research project
Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
Personal Author(s) : Mayette, Christopher T
Report Date : 26 Mar 2009
Pagination or Media Count : 38
Abstract : The United States has traditionally maintained a persistent forward presence through the application of sea power and the forward basing of significant forces in overseas locations such as Korea, Japan and Europe. The current world environment challenges the efficacy and prudence of this practice going forward. Current seabasing concepts provide the flexibility to maintain a persistent forward presence in a changing world-operating environment while negating certain anti-access challenges and many of the disadvantages associated with land basing concepts. Seabasing is much more than a simple military capability; at its essence, it is a basing strategy. As such, this paper analyzes this strategy in the context of the current operating environment and national strategies by more clearly defining seabasing and associated operational concepts, as well as discusses some of the key diplomatic and economic considerations associated with employment of this strategy. Moreover, this paper seeks to make recommendations on the most effective employment of this concept and determines its strategic relevance for the 21st century.
Descriptors : *NATIONAL SECURITY , *MILITARY CAPABILITIES , *INTERAGENCY COORDINATION , *STRATEGY , *SEA BASED , SOUTH KOREA , SOUTH AMERICA , OVERSEAS , DEPARTMENT OF STATE , AFRICA , JAPAN , UNITED STATES , THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS , EUROPE , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
Antimissile Defense Systems
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE