NS-3 UNIT 1, Chapter 4 & 5 Review
1. The mission of the Navy is to be prepared to conduct ________ and __________ __________ operations at sea
in support of U.S. National interests. Prompt, sustained combat.
2. The Navy’s two basic functions are Sea Control and Power projection
3. The key advantages of having naval forces deployed in peacetime overseas are :Support to forward-positioned
U.S and Allied forces in peacetime and able to engage enemy forces
4. What is the tactical key to survival in atomic warfare? a. Dispersal
5. What are the essential tactical capabilities of our general purpose forces?
6. What are the three naval warfare areas? a. Aerospace, Surface, Subsurface
7. What are the fundamental tactical warfare tasks of the Navy? air warfare, surface warfare, undersea warfare,
strike warfare, amphibious warfare, mine warfare, and information warfare
8. What are the supporting warfare tasks of the navy? special warfare, ocean surveillance, intelligence, electronic
warfare and logistics
9. Navy planners and tacticians attempt to structure navy tactical forces in such a way that there is always a
balance of ship types to accomplish the expected warfare tasks.
10. What are the three basic considerations in evaluating an external threat? Capabilities, vulnerabilities, intentions
11. Of the three basic considerations in evaluating an external threat (Capabilities, Vulnerabilities and intent) which
is most difficult to assess: Intentions
12. What are intelligence estimates intended to do? Forecast intention
13. Armed conflict between major powers in which the total resources of the belligerents are employed and the
national survival of a major belligerent is in jeopardy is a - General War.
14. How are understandings concerning limitations in a limited war conveyed to the nations affected?
- Chief of State speech, Official releases to the media, Exchanges of notes through diplomatic channels
15. What are the nine principles of war: Define the objective, Mass Forces, maneuver, take the offensive, economize
force, achieve unity of command, maintain simplicity, achieve surprise and maintain security.
16. The principle of war “economy of forces” means: Maximize the utilization of forces
17. Why are naval and air operations considered less risky than ground force invasion?
Ground forces implies more than a temporary presence
18. What are the three prerequisites for revolution? Dissatisfaction with the status quo, a cause, and a carefully
19. What new form of warfare has emerged in recent years? Terrorism
General Purpose forces (everyone but our Nuclear submarine fleet)
Two classes of ships – Combatant and Auxiliary
C4I – Command, Control, Communication, Computers, Intelligence
Tactics versus Strategy