Accession Number : ADA258106


Title :   Base Cluster Defense: the Thin Line


Descriptive Note : Monograph rept.


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


Personal Author(s) : Bellini, Mark A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258106.pdf


Report Date : 17 Dec 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 57


Abstract : This monograph examines the challenges of defending vital Combat Service Support (CSS) assets at the brigade level. The self defense mission inherent for Forward Support Battalions is evaluated to determine if current doctrine is adequate. Self defense missions are difficult for support units in the dispersed brigade support area, especially given their low combat power. After defining the question and methodology used for the study, this monograph examines the evolution of German defense doctrine and techniques used during Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of Russia in 1941. The challenges that faced the Germans then are similar in nature to those confronting CSS unit commanders in establishing viable defense plans today. Base cluster, Base defense, CSS, Forward support battalion, Perimeter defense, Strong point defense, Combat service support, Heavy brigade.


Descriptors :   *WARFARE , *POINT DEFENSE , METHODOLOGY , MISSIONS , OPERATION , POWER , PERIMETERS(DEFENSE) , DOCTRINE


Subject Categories : Defense Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE