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Title:
A preliminary investigation of ship acquisition options for joint forcible entry operations
Author:
Button, Robert.
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : RAND, [2005]

©2005
Physical Description:
xxiii, 126 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 23 cm
Summary:
In the global security environment of the future, sea basing (loosely speaking, the ability to assemble, equip, and support forces from sea platforms without relying on land bases) will be critical to the Navy and Marine Corps' ability to project-and sustain-forces ashore. With sea basing, Marine combat power can build up more quickly in a littoral area, and the need to move large amounts of supplies ashore will be minimized. As such, sea basing clearly will be useful in the event of joint forcible entry operations (JFEOs). This monograph describes the global environment in which JFEOs might occur and the role of naval power in that environment. It also examines and analyzes various options for substituting naval ships built to commercial standards (so-called black hulls) for those built to military specifications (so-called gray hulls) to achieve cost savings or enhanced performance.
General Note:
"RAND National Defense Research Institute."

"The research was conducted ... in the Acquisition and Technology Policy Center and the International Security and Defense Policy Center of the RAND National Defense Research Institute (NDRI)"--Pref.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction -- The Importance of Sea Basing in the Future Global Security Environment -- Identifying Favorable Mixes of Gray Hulls and Black Hulls for Joint Forcible Entry Operations -- Conclusions.
Electronic Access:
Online access
ISBN:
9780833037510
Format :
Book

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