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An amphibious operation is a military operation launched from the sea by naval and landing forces embarked on ships or craft, involving a landing on a hostile or potentially hostile shore
when was the first amphibious landing
1779 at New Providence, Bahamas
where was the first amphibious assault to secure an advanced naval base
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba during the Spanish American War
what is DRAW
Demonstration
Raid
Assault
Withdrawl
Demonstration
Deceives the enemy with a show of force causing them to adopt a course of action favorable to us. Steps taken to make the enemy believe that a landing is actually taking place. It can include a partial ship-to-shore movement to accomplish this goal.
Raid
An amphibious operation involving swift incursion into, or temporary occupation of an objective followed by a planned withdrawl.
Assault
Principal type of amphibious operation. Establishes a force on a hostile or potentially hostile shore
Withdrawl
amphibious operation involving the extraction of forces by sea in naval ships or craft from a hostile or potentially hostile shore. Made as a result of the termination of operation
Phases of Amphibious Warfare
Planning
Embarkation
Rehearsal
Movement
Assault
Planning
period extending from the issuance of the initial directive until the embarkation. They consider:
-Assembly and embarkation of personnel and material
-Anticipated strength of enemy
-climate and terrain of area of ops
-Communication capabilities
-Anticipated length of supply lines
-target dates
Embarkation
period during which the forces, alone with their equipment supplies, are loaded aboard assigned shipping
Rehearsal
practice phase of the operation,
-tests communications
-tests timing
-evaluates the combat readiness of forces
ensuring all echelons of command are familiar with plan
Movement
elements of the Amphibious Task Force move from points of embarkation to the amphibious objective area during the movement phase