Accession Number : ADA502932


Title :   Optimizing the Naval Force for the Horn of Africa Anti-Piracy Mission


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT


Personal Author(s) : Jarrett, Jr, Michael R


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a502932.pdf


Report Date : 04 May 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 23


Abstract : Coalition forces have patrolled the waters of the Horn of Africa (HOA) in a concerted effort to maintain maritime domain awareness in the region for nearly a decade. In spite of this presence, piracy actions rose to a record level in 2008 and increased at an alarming rate. In the context of a continued naval presence in the waters of the HOA, this paper analyzes how our navies are being employed in the region and if there are more effective measures to achieve positive results from our U.S. and Coalition partners. This paper discusses past efforts at combating the pirate threat in the HOA, background on difficulties encountered in the pursuit of pirates, and focuses on the Coalition command and control structures that direct naval forces and the manner in which military assets are allocated to achieve mission objectives. Improvements in the manner that forces are employed are then considered as a means to recommend a more effective approach to decrease the pirate threat.


Descriptors :   *NAVAL OPERATIONS , *AFRICA , NAVY , JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , MILITARY DOCTRINE , MILITARY OPERATIONS , POLITICAL ALLIANCES


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE