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Author Smith, Julianne, author.

Title Forgotten waters : minding the GIUK gap : a tabletop exercise / Julianne Smith and Jerry Hendrix ; foreword by Robert D. Kaplan
Published Washington, DC : Center for a New American Security, [2017]


Description 1 online resource (14 pages) : color illustrations, color maps
Contents Introduction -- The exercise : "Forgotten Waters" -- Key insights -- Recommendations -- Conclusion
Summary "Geography still rules, despite the conceits of the jet age and the information age. Geography is where any discussion of the strategic environment must begin. To know a country's geography provides clues to its intentions better than any wiretap of its national security meetings. The geography that concerned us in the 'Forgotten Waters' exercise described in this paper is the North Atlantic passage between Greenland and Iceland to the west and the United Kingdom to the east: the GIUK Gap, as it was known throughout the Cold War. The key here is precisely the geography that cannot be seen from above: the underwater domain where the slope and composition of the bottom, as well as nearly isothermal temperatures, make for ideal sound propagation. This geography is further complicated by pipelines, communications cables, and economic exclusion zones. Indeed, below the surface of a boisterous ocean is a critical strategic world"--Publisher's web site
Notes "May 2017."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 14)
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (CNAS, viewed May 10, 2017)
Subject War games -- North Atlantic Ocean
Strategic aspects of individual places.
War games.
North Atlantic Ocean -- Strategic aspects
North Atlantic Ocean.
Form Electronic book
Author Hendrix, Jerry, author
Kaplan, Robert D., author of foreword.
Center for a New American Security, publisher.
Other Titles Minding the Greenland Iceland United Kingdom gap