Accession Number : ADA258105
Title : The NATO U.S.-German Multinational Corps: Command and Control Resources for Employment of Tactical Combat Forces
Descriptive Note : Monograph rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
Personal Author(s) : Maxwell, Barry A
Report Date : 05 Dec 1991
Pagination or Media Count : 50
Abstract : The multinational corps concept is relevant to NATO as a way of dealing with the changes brought about by the unification of Germany, the impending withdrawal of the Soviet Union's military forces from Eastern Europe and budget constraints in NATO nations. These changes are bringing about reductions in forces, perceptions of a decreasing threat and a need to change the historic national corps positioning and employment concepts. A U.S.-German multinational corps is one structure being examined for use in this new situation, and command and control in such a corps will be complicated due to internal differences in language, doctrine and force structure. This monograph answers the question: What command and control resources must be provided for in the tactical employment of combat forces in a future NATO U.S.-German multinational corps? The answer is sought by examining the conditions that make such a corps useful and by defining command and control in a multinational environment. Multinational corps, Interoperability, Multinational operations, Command and control, Combined operations.
Descriptors : *WARFARE , *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , *COMBAT FORCES , NATO , EUROPE , ENVIRONMENTS , INTEROPERABILITY , REDUCTION , GERMANY , RESOURCES , DOCTRINE , EASTERN EUROPE , PERCEPTION , BUDGETS , LANGUAGE , OPERATION , INTERNAL , STRUCTURES , EMPLOYMENT , NATIONS , CONTROL
Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Command, Control and Communications Systems
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE