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dc.contributor.advisorDahl, Erik
dc.contributor.advisorNieto-Gomez, Rodrigo
dc.contributor.authorDonohue, Ryan P.
dc.date16-Jun
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-02T19:34:47Z
dc.date.available2016-08-02T19:34:47Z
dc.date.issued2016-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/49445
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractTo protect the United States' 4.5 million miles of Economic Exclusion Zone, maritime forces are directed to conduct homeland defense missions and support civil authorities as far from U.S. shorelines as possible to protect the country from transnational threats. In order to protect the United States from transnational organized crime regimes and their continued maritime narcotics trafficking, the U.S. Navy requires a surface combatant to fulfill these interdiction missions. Therefore, with the Navy's decommissioning of its patrol frigates, should the Navy plan development of a new vessel, rebuild the Oliver Hazard Perry class frigates, or refocus the LCS program to replace the current frigate's capabilities in combating narcotic trafficking? In turn, the Oliver Hazard Perry class was a sound platform that performed well, the LCS is a troubled program facing severe financial, stability, and lethality issues, while the design and construction of a new frigate is entirely too costly and time consuming. With these considerations in mind, this thesis proposes the reconstruction of the Oliver Hazard Perry class frigate for maritime security operations, as a result of its illustrious multirole career, survivability, and relatively cheaper price point than the increasingly expensive and unproven LCS ship class.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleU.S. Navy bloodhounds: establishing a new maritime security combatanten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairsen_US
dc.subject.authorNavyen_US
dc.subject.authorCoast Guarden_US
dc.subject.authormaritime securityen_US
dc.subject.authorcounternarcoticen_US
dc.subject.authordrug interdictionen_US
dc.subject.authorfrigateen_US
dc.subject.authorLittoral Combat Shipen_US
dc.subject.authorHomeland Securityen_US
dc.subject.authorlaw enforcementen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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