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Military Reference: Service-level

Military Reference: Service-level

  • AODS7: The Army Operations & Doctrine SMARTbook, 7th Ed.

  • MAGTF: The MAGTF Operations & Planning SMARTbook

  • MEU3: The Marine Expeditionary Unit SMARTbook, 3rd Ed.

  • The Naval Operations & Planning SMARTbook

  • AFOPS2: The Air Force Operations & Planning SMARTbook, 2nd Ed.

Military Reference: Multi-Service & Specialty

Joint, Strategic, Interagency, & National Security

Threat, OPFOR, Regional & Cultural

Homeland Defense, DSCA, & Disaster Response


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The Naval Operations & Planning SMARTbook

The Naval Operations & Planning SMARTbook See a Sample
ISBN-13 :978-0-9824859-5-8
ISBN-10 :0982485956
Release Date :Dec 1st, 2010
Cover Type:Gloss U.V. Coating
Binding Type:Plastic Comb
Print Inside Pages:Black and White
Trim Size:5.5'' x 8.5''
Total Pages:320

Paperback Edition

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Digital Edition (Adobe Digital Editions)

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Guide to Designing, Planning & Conducting Maritime Operations

Providing an outline of Navy operational-level fundamentals and concepts, command, control, and organization, The Naval Operations & Planning SMARTbook covers essential Navy keystone warfighting doctrine and maritime operations at the JFMCC/CFMCC, Fleet and JTF levels. It bridges between the theory of operational art and the practical specific guidance that Navy commanders and staffs require to accomplish their mission. Chapters and topics include maritime forces, organization and capabilities; maritime operations; maritime headquarters (MHQ) and the maritime operations center (MOC); the maritime operations process; naval planning; naval logistics; and naval theater security cooperation!

Unlike the other components of the joint force, the maritime component routinely conducts operations across all of the domains, described as air, land, maritime, space, and the information environment. The maritime domain is defined as “the oceans, seas, bays, estuaries, islands, coastal areas, and the airspace above these, including the littorals.” This joint definition has fundamental implications for the Navy’s role in joint operations. The Navy is the principal warfighting organization that conducts operations over, on, under, and adjacent to the seas: overlying airspaces, surfaces, sub-surfaces, and the ocean bottom, as well as the shoreline infrastructures that affect maritime operations.

The maritime domain also contains social, economic, political, military, and legal components. About 70 percent of the world’s surface is covered by the oceans and seas. Naval forces operate from the deep waters of the open ocean to the generally shallower waters fronting the coastlines of the continental land mass and large offshore islands. About 50,000 large ships carry approximately 80 percent of the world’s trade. Each year 1.9 billion tons of petroleum, or some 60 percent of all oil produced, are shipped by sea. Some 75 percent of the world’s maritime trade and 50 percent of its daily oil consumption pass through a handful of international straits. There are some 4,000 ports involved in maritime trade, including 30 so-called mega-ports.

Navy forces demonstrate the nation’s resolve and intentions from international waters. Forward-deployed Navy forces are often times the nation’s first responders to events requiring military response outside the homeland. When adversarial action occurs beyond our borders, as a key element of the joint force that is readily capable of employing credible combat power forward, Navy forces are often times the first on-scene force to exercise the deterrence phase of a joint operation or campaign.

In contrast to the war on land, sea control is not obtained by occupying or capturing a certain ocean or sea area. It is not obtained through the permanent presence of one’s fleet. There are no front lines at sea and no fortified positions by which one can control the territory. The sea or ocean area is invariably abandoned by the victorious side regardless of whether the opponent was completely defeated or not. Sea control means that more or less by the destruction of the enemy fleet one can accomplish tasks without serious opposition from the enemy.

JFODS6: The Joint Forces Operations & Doctrine SMARTbook, 6th Ed.

Joint/Interagency SMARTbook 1 – Joint Strategic & Operational Planning, 3rd Ed.

OPFOR SMARTbook 4 - Iran & the Middle East

CYBER1-1: The Cyberspace Operations & Electronic Warfare SMARTbook (w/SMARTupdate 1)

MAGTF: The MAGTF Operations & Planning SMARTbook

INFO2 SMARTbook: Information Advantage

The ''NAVY'' SMARTset (3 books)