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OVERVIEW OF NAVAL WARFARE

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_______________ is the total of the numbers and types of ships, aircraft, personnel, bases, and equipment the Navy requires to carry out the tasks it has been assigned.
Force structure
_______________ are the broad and enduring purposes specified by Congress in law for the Services and selected DOD components.
Roles
_______________ establish each Service's leading position in its respective domain of war.
Roles
_______________ are those tasks assigned to the unified and specified combatant commanders by the President or the Secretary of Defense.
Missions
_______________ include those various activities, operations, and capabilities for which the Services are responsible.
Functions
Which of the following describes a primary function of the Navy?
All the answers are correct.
_______________ is/are the employment of naval forces, supported by land and air forces as appropriate, in order to achieve military objectives in vital sea areas.
Sea control
_______________ give(s) a nation the ability to conduct its own operations in a given area, while preventing an adversary the use of the same common sea space.
Sea control
_______________ is/are the projection of combat power from the sea, to the shore, and beyond.
Maritime power projection
_______________ describe(s) a military operation launched from the sea with the primary purpose of introducing a landing force ashore to accomplish an assigned mission.
Amphibious operations
The _______________ shall be organized, trained, and equipped to provide for the conduct of land operations as may be essential to the prosecution of a naval campaign.
Marine Corps
_______________ is the state of mind brought about by a credible threat of retaliation, a conviction that the action being contemplated cannot succeed, or a belief that the costs of the action will exceed any possible gain.
Deterrence
The _______________ forms what has often been called the "survivable leg" of the nuclear triad.
SSBN
The _______________ is responsible for protecting the force from other hostile ships.
SUWC
_______________ is responsible for protecting the force against air-breathing and ballistic missile threats.
ADC
_______________ is responsible for coordinating and directing the protection of the force from all submerged threats.
AX
_______________ enables non-nuclear submarines to conduct long submerged patrols with their batteries fully charged.
Air independent propulsion
_______________ is a relatively low-cost, but highly effective area of warfare.
Mine warfare
Which of the following is an advantage of mine warfare?
Stealthy
The dual effects of a shock wave and an expanding gas bubble are characteristic of a _______________.
Mine explosion
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