Accession Number : ADA258312


Title :   Stress Inducement: The Silent Combat Multiplier


Descriptive Note : Monograph


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


Personal Author(s) : Marletto, Michael P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258312.pdf


Report Date : 19 Dec 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 64


Abstract : This monograph examines the ability of a commander to gain a tactical advantage by taking actions which increase enemy stress levels. The psychological dimensions of the modern battlefield are examined to determine if factors exist which can be exploited during staff planning. The monograph explores the growth of psychological casualties which have accompanied the increased lethality of modern weaponry. The psychological impact of weapons systems, maneuver, functional dispersion, and continuous operations are examined. The monograph concludes that actions can be taken by commanders which will hasten the moral breakdown of an enemy force. The universal conditions of stress which exist on the battlefield and effect every soldier can be magnified if the psychological aspects of fire and maneuver are considered during planning.


Descriptors :   *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY) , IMPACT , PLANNING , CASUALTIES , ENEMY , DISPERSIONS , MANEUVERS , LETHALITY , GAIN , BATTLEFIELDS


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE