Maritime Strategy and Sea Control

Author: Milan Vego
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131743983X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book focuses on the key naval strategic objectives of obtaining and maintaining sea control. During times of war, sea control, or the ability of combatants to enjoy naval dominance, plays a crucial role in that side’s ability to attain overall victory. This book explains and analyzes in much greater detail sea control in all its complexities, and describes the main methods of obtaining and maintaining it. Building on the views of naval classical thinkers, this book utilizes historical examples to illustrate the main methods of sea control. Each chapter focuses on a particular method, including destroying the enemy forces by a decisive action, destroying enemy forces over time-attrition, containing enemy fleet, choke point control, and capturing important enemy's positions/basing area, The aim is to provide a comprehensive theory and practice of the struggle for sea control at the operational level. It should therefore provide a guide to practitioners on how to plan and conduct operational warfare at sea. The book will be of much interest to students of naval strategy, defence studies and security studies.

Naval Strategy East of Suez

Author: Charles W. Koburger
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275941161
Format: PDF, ePub
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Djibouti's naval base, 600 miles closer to the Strait of Hormuz than Diego Garcia, is the nearest base to Middle East oil centers likely to be available to France and its allies in the future. Koburger's work, the only current book on maritime Djibouti, describes the geography, naval history, and present stragegic importance of this country, and indicates what might be its future. Koburger includes previously little known facts concerning French covert action in Italian East Africa, 1938-1941 and of Operation Toreador in 1956. It also turns a spotlight on the Allied blockade of Djibouti (1940-1942).

Narrow Seas Small Navies and Fat Merchantmen

Author: Charles W. Koburger
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN:
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The naval world has been turned upside down and the United States is not prepared for it. According to Koburger, the growing importance of "narrow seas" and "lesser navies" has caused a major shift in the balance of sea power. Low intensity conflicts--insurgencies, terrorism, regional hostilities--are played out in landbound seas by smaller navies armed with ever increasingly potent munitions. Koburger examines the impact of these small navies on United States' maritime strategy. Past failures in narrow seas highlight the politico-military value of Koburger's volume.

Sea Power in the Twenty first Century

Author: Charles W. Koburger
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275953003
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Despite the epigrammatic quote from Yogi Berra: It's hard to make predictions, especially about the future, maritime consultant Koburger (retired reserve captain, US Coast Guard) makes projections from the current naval operational environment with little change foreseen in overall strategic roles

War at Sea

Author: Nathan Miller
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195110382
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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From the sinking of the British passenger liner Athenia on September 3, 1939, by a German U-boat (against orders) to the Japanese surrender on board the Missouri on September 2, 1945, War at Sea covers every major naveal battle of World War II. "A first-rate work and the best history of its kind yet written".--Vice Admiral William P. Mack, U.S.N. (Ret.). 30 photos.

Naval Warfare in the Baltic 1939 1945

Author: Charles W. Koburger
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN:
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This book deals with six years of naval warfare in the Baltic, one of the narrow seas, where the U.S. Navy is most likely to be fighting in and for in the near future.

Naval Warfare

Author: Jeremy Black
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144227042X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Tracing naval warfare from the 1860s into the future, noted historian Jeremy Black provides a dynamic account of strategy and warfare worldwide. He focuses on the interplay of technological development, geopolitics, and resource issues to assess not only the role of leading powers but all those involved in naval conflict.

Fleet Tactics and Coastal Combat

Author: Wayne Hughes
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1612518303
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This major revision updates Wayne Hughes's 1986 landmark study that is credited with providing decision makers a sound foundation for battle planning and tactical thinking. The book integrates the historical evolution of tactics, analysis, and fleet operations, and today it can serve as a primer for anyone who wants to learn how navies fight and win. This second edition includes much new material on combat in the missile age and reflects the reconfiguration of many tactics for littoral operations after the fall of the Soviet Union. Hughes recreates famous battles to show how tactics have changed through the ages and the ways in which they have remained unchanged. He covers tactical interaction between land and sea, the sensory revolution of WWII, secret weapons and maritime surprise, the role in battle of leadership and morale, and the importance of surface warships in today's U.S. fleet. He suggests that naval tactics, unlike ground combat, are dominated by the offense and concludes that the great tactical maxim must be attack effectively first. A new chapter traces the evolution of missile tactics at sea and includes details of attacks on ships. Many changes emphasize joint operations and coastal combat. The already extensive appraisal of command and control and information warfare is further expanded to cover modern naval operations and the character of modern salvo warfare. In the tradition of Mahan and Clauswitz, this classic text incorporates literature, politics, and a knowledge of human nature. Indispensable reading for all those interested in naval tactics, it is also a valuable reference for wargamers

China s Rising Sea Power

Author: Peter Howarth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134203950
Format: PDF
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This is a fascinating insight into China’s strategic abilities and ambitions, probing the real depths of its plans for the twenty-first century. China's Rising Sea Power explores similarities between China’s strategic outlook today and that of earlier continental powers whose submarine fleets challenged dominant maritime powers for regional hegemony: Germany in two World Wars and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Using insights from classical naval strategic theory, Peter Howarth examines Beijing’s strategic logic in making tactical submarines the keystone of China’s naval force structure. He also investigates the influence of Soviet naval strategy and ancient Chinese military thought on the PLA Navy’s strategic culture, contending that China’s increasingly capable submarine fleet could play a key role in Beijing’s use of force to resolve the Taiwan issue. This book will be of great interest to all students and scholars of security and strategic studies, Asian politics, geopolitics and military (naval) strategy.