Accession Number : ADA258499


Title :   Doctrine for Combined Airborne and Amphibious Operations


Descriptive Note : Monograph


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


Personal Author(s) : Murdock, Harry M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258499.pdf


Report Date : 09 Apr 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 61


Abstract : The geo-political environment of the world today is rapidly changing creating many diverse challenges for the United States. When military force is required in response to these challenges, the most readily available forces to employ are U.S. Army airborne and U.S. Marine Corps amphibious units. However, in 1983, during Operation Urgent Fury, these forces were the primary participants and the operation, though successful, was poorly executed. This monograph examines the doctrine that is applicable to combined airborne and amphibious operations to determine if sufficient guidelines are provided for their effective integration. The monograph initially establishes the usefulness of combined airborne and amphibious operations using the principles espoused by the classical theorists. Next, two historical operations are examined that featured combined airborne and amphibious operations. Then, current doctrine is presented. Finally, an analysis of the evidence is conducted using the command, control, and communications portion of Wass de Czege's maneuver effects model as the evaluating criteria.


Descriptors :   *AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS , *AIRBORNE , *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , CONTROL , MARINE CORPS , INTEGRATION , MANEUVERS , DOCTRINE , ARMY , OPERATION , RESPONSE , UNITED STATES , ENVIRONMENTS , MODELS


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE