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Accession Number PB2014-103291
Title Responding to Capability Surprise: A Strategy for U.S. Naval Forces.
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 202p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract In response to the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), the National Research Council appointed a committee operating under the auspices of the Naval Studies Board to study the issues surrounding capability surprise, both operational and technical, facing U.S. naval forcesthe Navy, the Marine Corps, and the Coast Guard. Capability surprise is both inevitable and inherently complex. It has multiple dimensions, including time, mission, and cross-mission domains; anticipation of enabling technologies; physical phenomena; and new tactics that may enable surprise. Anticipating and mitigating capability surprise may seem daunting for U.S. naval forces in todays evolving national security environment. However, many efforts are already under way that could be leveraged to bring about an increase in preparedness against surprise through focus, culture, and U.S. naval leadership.
Keywords Air defense
Military strategy
Operational readiness
Surprise attack
Tactical analysis
Undersea warfare

Source Agency Navy
National Academy of Science National Research Council
NTIS Subject Category 74 - Military Sciences
92E - International Relations
Corporate Author National Research Council, Washington, DC. Div. of Engineering and Physical Sciences.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number N00014-10-G-0589

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