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Accession Number ADA564021
Title Maritime Trade Defense: Establishing the Joint Force Maritime Trade Component Commander.
Publication Date May 2012
Media Count 28p
Personal Author S. T. Marchesi
Abstract Future war plans must prepare operational commanders to defend maritime trade during high-intensity conflicts against near-peer competitors. Improvements in technology and weapons proliferation also require leaders to consider area denial when executing the operational functions of sustainment and protection. These challenges are particularly true with respect to maritime trade defense in the Pacific Command area of responsibility, where commanders may be required to deploy and sustain forces over vast distances and against a multiplicity of threats. In a high-intensity conflict or an access-denied environment, geographic combatant commanders must protect and defend maritime trade by creating a dedicated Joint Force Maritime Trade Component Commander (JFMTCC) to oversee strategic deployment and sustainment operations. The JFMTCC will give the Combatant Commander a centralized command and control structure for joint maritime trade defense; improve unity of effort for multinational forces, other governmental agencies, and nongovernmental agencies; and provide unity of command for the protection of ports in hostile areas of operation.
Keywords Access
Anti-access/area denial environments
Area denial
Command and control systems
First world war
High-intensity conflicts
Interagency coordination
Joint force maritime trade component commander
Joint maritime trade defense
Joint military activities
Maritime trade warfare
Military commanders
Multinational forces
Near-peer competitors
Nongovernmental organizations
Pacific ocean
Second world war
Ship convoys
Sustainment operations
United states government
Unity of command
Unity of effort
Us pacific command
Uspacom(Us pacific command)

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 85 - Transportation
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
45C - Common Carrier & Satellite
Corporate Author Naval War Coll., Newport, RI. Joint Military Operations Dept.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Research paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number N/A

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