Accession Number : ADA258248
Title : The Mounted Raid: An Overlooked Deep Operations Capability
Descriptive Note : Monograph rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
Personal Author(s) : Moores, Lawrence W
Report Date : Dec 1991
Pagination or Media Count : 64
Abstract : This monograph investigates whether heavy divisions should employ mounted raids to support tactical deep operations. It proposes that current doctrine and practice focus on aviation and artillery as the means for conducting lethal deep operations because deep ground maneuver operations require extensive logistics 'tails' to support them. By focusing on aviation and artillery as their lethal deep operations assets, division commanders reduce their flexibility. By employing mounted raids, commanders eliminate the need for a logistics 'tail' to follow the ground force, and they gain the flexibility to use the force which can best accomplish the mission. Raid, Deep maneuver, Raviv, Deep operations, Magdhaba, Hammelburg.
Descriptors : *OPERATION , *LOGISTICS , *RAIDS , GAIN , FOCUSING , MANEUVERS , ARTILLERY , DOCTRINE , DIVISION
Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE