The naval component that provided support to Operation Enduring Freedom from November 2001 to April 2002 was impressive in the sheer number of ships, aircraft, and nations involved. Yet the true significance of the coalition naval support effort was in the operational proficiencies and capabilities demonstrated by participating forces. A new level of integration and coordination was achieved through the hard work and determination of all parties involved, particularly those units of Task Force 50 operating in the North Arabian Sea.
Enduring Freedom: Making Coalition Naval Warfare Work
By Captain Phil Wisecup and Lieutenant Tom Williams, USN