riverine operations

riverine operations

Operations conducted by forces organized to cope with and exploit the unique characteristics of a riverine area, to locate and destroy hostile forces, and/or to achieve or maintain control of the riverine area. Joint riverine operations combine land, naval, and air operations, as appropriate, and are suited to the nature of the specific riverine area in which operations are to be conducted.
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In "Riverine Warfare: Exploiting a Vital Maneuver Space," he offers an overview of riverine operations historically, from ancient Egypt through the American Civil War to recent conflicts in Vietnam, Iraq, and Colombia.
The focus of riverine operations is important, specifically to the Saint Louis Military Zone 2.
The boats are equipped with arms, ammunition and communications systems, for riverine operations on Nile.
The exercise will focus on combined maritime operations, mobile dive and salvage training, coastal riverine operations and maritime patrol and reconnaissance along with seminars ashore, the US Navy said.
Countries in Africa with access to coastal and inland waterways like Cameroon have placed great emphasis on riverine operations and patrolling to help ensure the safety and security of their border.
Navy deployed a single squadron (12 boats and 200 sailors) for riverine operations in Iraq to control the 2,890 miles of the rivers.
We had a lot of retooling to complete in order to get us out of using traditional riverine operations mindset all the time," said Simons.
Central Command region conducting riverine operations, maritime infrastructure protection, explosive ordnance disposal, combat construction engineering, cargo handling, combat logistics, maritime security, and other forward presence activities.
The commencement of military action in Iraq in 2003, coupled with anti-terrorist operations in the Philippines and the continuing conflicts in Latin America where governments are combating guerrillas and narcotics traffickers, have all fuelled the growth of riverine operations.
Thomas Hayden describes Marine amphibious and Army riverine operations in Vietnam.
Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) provided a decision brief proposing the development of a joint publication on riverine operations.
The mission also marks the beginning of what could be a broader Navy role in riverine operations elsewhere in the world.
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