Accession Number : ADA255146


Title :   Army Contingency Forces: What Should They Be?


Descriptive Note : Monograph


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Brooks, Johnny W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a255146.pdf


Report Date : 26 May 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 74


Abstract : This monograph addresses the issue of US Army contingency forces: composition, size, potential use and orientation. The size and shape of the battlefield is fundamental in the type of forces needed in contingency operations. Most significantly, the need exists for forces that are capable of deploying rapidly, conducting forcible entry and designed with deployability and sustainability in mind. In determining the requirements for the units, the aspects of deployability, lethality, flexibility and versatility are examined. An analysis of recent US Army involvements in Grenada, Honduras, Panama and South West Asia are used to take lessons of history and apply them to the contingency needs of the Army. Additionally, the French rapid deployment force is scrutinized as the way another country has solved the need for a contingency force.


Descriptors :   *ARMY OPERATIONS , *MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS , DEPLOYMENT , GRENADA , HONDURAS , PANAMA , UNITED STATES


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE