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
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
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE