Accession Number : ADA264457


Title :   Rules of Engagement as an Operational Tool


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI


Personal Author(s) : Palmer, Douglas C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264457.pdf


Report Date : 22 Feb 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 35


Abstract : The use of Rules of Engagement as an operational tool is looked at by a discussion of the development of Rules of Engagement, the sources from which Rules of Engagement derive and the role of ROE in the Adaptive Planning process. Rules of Engagement as a bridge between policy and operations is examined, and the relationship between them explored. Operational commanders tend to view Rules of Engagement as a restriction on their freedom of action, and not as a means of controlling forces and for freedom of action by subordinate commanders. The problems which develop as a result of a disconnect between policy and operational direction., and the effect on ROE is examined. Historical examples are used illustrate this effect on ROE. ROE, Policy, Training, Planning, Operational Directives.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *POLICIES , *REGULATIONS , CRISIS MANAGEMENT , DECISION MAKING , TRAINING , TOOLS , BRIDGES , PLANNING , MISSIONS , OPERATION , CONFLICT , MILITARY COMMANDERS


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Defense Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE