Accession Number ADA584511
Title Navy Irregular Warfare and Counterterrorism Operations: Background and Issues for Congress.
Publication Date Oct 2012
Media Count 38p
Personal Author R. O'Rourke
Abstract The Navy for several years has carried out a variety of irregular warfare (IW) and counterterrorism (CT) activities. Among the most readily visible of the Navy s recent IW operations have been those carried out by Navy sailors serving ashore in Afghanistan and Iraq. Many of the Navy s contributions to IW operations around the world are made by Navy individual augmentees (IAs) individual Navy sailors assigned to various DOD operations. The May 1-2, 2011, U.S. military operation in Abbottabad, Pakistan, that killed Osama bin Laden reportedly was carried out by a team of 23 Navy special operations forces, known as SEALs (an acronym standing for Sea, Air, and Land). The SEALs reportedly belonged to an elite unit known unofficially as Seal Team 6 and officially as the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU). The Navy established the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) informally in October 2005 and formally in January 2006. NECC consolidated and facilitated the expansion of a number of Navy organizations that have a role in IW operations. The Navy established the Navy Irregular Warfare Office in July 2008, published a vision statement for irregular warfare in January 2010, and established a community of interest to develop and advance ideas, collaboration, and advocacy related to IW in December 2010. The Navy s riverine force is intended to supplement the riverine capabilities of the Navy s SEALs and relieve Marines who had been conducting maritime security operations in ports and waterways in Iraq. The Global Maritime Partnership is a U.S. Navy initiative to achieve an enhanced degree of cooperation between the U.S. Navy and foreign navies, coast guards, and maritime police forces, for the purpose of ensuring global maritime security against common threats.
Keywords Coastal regions
Counterterrorism
Global
International politics
Land areas
Marine corps personnel
Military forces(Foreign)
Military organizations
Ocean environments
Seal teams
Security
Special operations forces
Threats
Unconventional warfare


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92 - Behavior & Society
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Congressional rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1402
Contract Number N/A

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