ABSTRACT

Protection of Merchant Shipping   [open pdf - 3MB]

"Although the Department of Defense has become sensitized to problems regarding the availability of assets to meet strategic sealift requirements, the need to provide for the protection of both strategic sealift and economic shipping in time of conflict has been overlooked. This study reviews the historical problem of providing for the protection of merchant shipping during the twentieth century and, using lessons learned regarding the vulnerability of merchant shipping to enemy threat, implications as a result of the current and future threat for merchant shipping are discussed. The purpose of this study is to review historical lessons learned; to examine applicability to future situations requiring protection of merchant shipping; to point up weaknesses in current philosophy and planning for the protection of merchant shipping; to draw conclusions regarding the current philosophy for the protection of merchant shipping; and to make recommendations."

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1990-05-08
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Public Domain
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Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC): http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/
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