Title: The Submarine Force In Joint Operations
Subject: The submarine force in joint operations--what the submarine force brings to the fight now, what it will bring in the future, and what the force must do to ensure its dominance in joint operations.
Author(s): Christopher J. Kelly; William K. Baker (Faculty Advisor)
DTIC Keywords: ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE, LITTORAL ZONES, NUCLEAR POWERED SUBMARINES, STRIKE WARFARE, UNDERSEA WARFARE
The USAF spent decades fighting to be an independent force.
Ironically, 50 years later all forces are trying to synergistically
combine capabilities in joint operations. The submarine force was
"The Silent Service" for decades, shrouded in secrecy from everyone
who was not a submariner. Now we must 'speak up and be heard.' The
Submarine Force must take steps now to ensure its dominance in future
My paper will introduce traditional "Blue Water" capabilities, concentrate on littoral capabilities of the submarine--how the submarine can support the joint force commander--and discuss future capabilities. I will also address what the submarine force must do to ensure its dominance in future joint operations.
My research methodology will include researching published books, periodicals, and various submarine force Web sites.